Serving Size For Mudcake

Decorating By mcaulir Updated 9 Sep 2011 , 12:43am by auzzi

mcaulir Posted 6 Sep 2011 , 6:35am
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I had a request for a cake for 400 recently. It will be a mudcake, and you really only want a 1" x 1" sized piece of mud cake, if that - it's very rich.

So given that, I'm wondering if a 12/10/8/6 round cake will feed 400 people.

I've doubled the wilton servings and come up with 260. I've told the lady whose cake it is that I'd recommend another 12" kitchen cake, which will bring the amount up to 372. She wasn't worried about having too little cake - too long a story to explain.

I'm hoping that someone who makes mudcakes often will tell me that I don't need it and that I'll cut 400 pieces easily from just the four tiers. Please? icon_rolleyes.gif

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Evoir Posted 6 Sep 2011 , 7:28am
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If she wants just finger sized pieces, then you will get around 230 pieces from that array of cakes, by the calculations I use.

HTH.

auzzi Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 12:43am
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slices measuring approximately 1 inch x 1 inch.
Cake-size...5in....6in....7in....8in....9in...10in...11in...12in...13in...14in
Square.......27.....36....51.....64.....84...100....125....144...168....180
Round........21.....28....40....50......66....78.....98......113...135...150

Tiered Cake Portions Servings Chart
Tiers........................   Round..........Square
6810.....................120..............155
81012...................180..............240
681012................200..............265
8101214..............280..............375
6"8"10"12"14"...........300..............395

First chart gives portions as 269 and the second one says 265 - near enough .. AS LONG AS the cutter cuts 1" squares !!

12" round = 113 + [265 to 269] =378 to 382

Using an average of 380 = 95% guests covered .. it would be enough [if the clients says so..]

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