Uk Cake Serving Chart Is Driving Me Mad

Decorating By nanefy Updated 30 Jul 2011 , 10:46pm by CWR41

nanefy Posted 30 Jul 2011 , 9:13pm
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So I'm sitting trying to figure out how many servings are in each of my round cakes - NIGHTMARE!!

I'm not sure what the standard cutting guide is in the UK but from the cutting guides I've seen online, some of them I think look uber complicated, like cutting 1 inch sections round the outside and then cutting another circle an inch in etc.

Anyway, getting to the point - I'm sitting with photoshop open and I'm working out how many servings each size gives, but can someone tell me if you only count 100% whole servings? What about the bits that are like maybe 3/4 of a serving? Do you count that? Do you ever take two half sized servings to make it one whole serving??

It's just too confusing and the longer I sit and look at it the more my brain is getting fried.

Oh yeah, my servings are 1"x1" because my cakes are all 5" high.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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CWR41 Posted 30 Jul 2011 , 10:46pm
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Originally Posted by nanefy

Oh yeah, my servings are 1"x1" because my cakes are all 5" high.

Are UK servings only 5 cubic inches? I understand smaller servings for fruit cake, but cutting 1" x 1" servings for other cakes may end up with very little cake and lots of icing for those served from the outer edge.

Here's a cutting guide for 8 cu. in. servings, if it helps:

(BTW, the Wilton serving guide is for cakes 3" - 6" tall.)

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