Portions But Not Wedding Portions

Decorating By evans000 Updated 11 Aug 2011 , 3:06pm by matthewkyrankelly

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evans000 Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 9:23pm
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Hi could anybody point me in the right direction (link or website) for portion sizes. When i am asked to do a cake for 40 people minimum i can only find like wedding size portions (finger thin) i would like normal sizes iykwim.

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enoid Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 10:13pm
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Please define "normal serving". The size you serve at home, party size, restaurant serving.

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TinkerCakes Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 10:29pm
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I just found this thread, maybe it will help.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-677912.html

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CWR41 Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 10:50pm
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You can type in your own portion sizes with Metria's cake calculator:
http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cake_calculator_byVolume.cgi

Keep in mind, venues will often cut to industry standard 1"x2"x4" (8 cu. in.) servings.

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KoryAK Posted 11 Aug 2011 , 12:03am
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A "wedding" size is generally 1x2x4" (8 cubic inches) and a "party" size is generally 3x2x2" (12 cubic inches).

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TexasSugar Posted 11 Aug 2011 , 2:43pm
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In my opinion, normal is wedding servings, but I hate this idea that everything food wise has to be super sized out there. icon_smile.gif

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 11 Aug 2011 , 3:06pm
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Wedding portions are a little smaller because it is assumed the cake will be served after a full meal and drinks. It is also a good serving standard for cake sizes. The standard is 1x2x4 inches as KoryAk said.

Party size is generally considered for events where cake is the only food item. Birthday parties come to mind. The standard is 1.5x2x4 inches like KoryAK said.

It is a guide that depends on what is being served at the event, not the event itself. BTW those are good sizes. Prove it to yourself by cutting a piece of foam or even a couple of slices of bread to see how big it is.

Bigger sizes are serious cake eaters and should be used to buying/paying for more.

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