Confused About Serving Size... I Appreciate Any Input!

Decorating By alliecakes82 Updated 31 Aug 2011 , 1:08am by alliecakes82

alliecakes82 Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 4:54pm
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I am making a baby shower cake for 80 adults + 15 kids. The theme is baby blocks. The plan was to make 3 8x8x8 inch blocks. Will this be enough cake or should I make an extra half sheet or two? No additional deserts are planned, but there is a full meal prior at a Country Club.

Some have said that an 8x8x8 inch will feed 20 and others have said I can get 60 servings for one block.

I appreciate your help!


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lilmissbakesalot Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 5:13pm
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One 8" square cake will serve 30... an 8x8x8 cube is 2 of those, so you are looking at 60 servings per block. 2 would be more than enough.

An 8" round will serve 24... a square is bigger, so 30 servings is right on. You could make 6" blocks... and 8" cube is much bigger than you think... much. A normal 6" square would be 18 servings but it would have to be an inch shorter to make a cube so I'd call it 15 servings. I'd do 6" cubes. That's 30-ish servings per block so 3 would be perfect.

bakerliz Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 5:15pm
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I use Wilton party servings, for me, that would serve about 40.

metria Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 5:15pm
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a normal 4"x8"x8" yields 32 servings (1"x2"x4" slices), so one of your blocks will have 64 servings. you'll have plenty!

inspiredbymom Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 5:21pm
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I looked at the Wilton book too. It has 8x8x4 for a party (1.5 x 2 x 4 slice) is 20. Wedding serving is 32 (1 x 2 x 4). If you have 8 x 8 x 8 that would be two cakes, so the "block" would serve 40 - 64. If you have three blocks, that should be 120 - 192? Looks like you would have more than enough unless everyone is REALLY hungry! I hope you post picks when you are done!

lilmissbakesalot Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 5:52pm
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I only use wilton wedding and I've never had a complaint about there not being enough cake.


bakerliz Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 6:04pm
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I should have clarified, that would be 40 for each block icon_smile.gif

alliecakes82 Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 1:08am
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Thanks everyone! This is very helpful. I am now confident that there will be way too much cake icon_smile.gif

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