Serving Sizes

Decorating By Britterfly Updated 7 Jan 2012 , 3:37am by CWR41

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Britterfly Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 7:20pm
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How many people can a 6x8" round & a 8x10" round feed?

How do you determine how many people a cake can feed?

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CWR41 Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 7:59pm
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idreamincupcakes Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 7:59pm
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http://larkcakeshop.com/CakeServeGuide2.pdf

I found this one to be the most realistic for me, but there are many others.

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JackieDryden Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 3:22am
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That is the best sizing and explanation I have seen. I know most people try to cut 6 ad 8in cakes like pie wedges, and they expected to serve more people. But at places I take 8in dessert cakes, I can get 14-16 slices, not as shown on the illustration, but flat, 1in wide slices. You really have to explain to customers or give them a serving chart/cutting guide so they understand. This is perfect, except which do you bas your price on, generous servings, sensible servings(my choice) or event servings?

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CWR41 Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 3:37am
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Originally Posted by JackieDryden

This is perfect, except which do you bas your price on, generous servings, sensible servings(my choice) or event servings?




The one that's equivalent to industry standard 8 cu. in. servings.

If you're using another chart that yields fewer servings, you need to increase the price per serving.

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