bakingmadnewbie Posted 8 Jan 2012 , 7:51pm
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I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what size of cake I would need. It's going to be a square and is for a birthday but there is only myself and my partner in the house and will only really be for a few people - maybe 7 or 8 maximum but obviously I can give a chunk away to people. I was thinking about 10-12 inches square, would that be too big?

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CWR41 Posted 8 Jan 2012 , 8:32pm
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That's too big. A 4" square serves 8 (industry standard 8 cu. in. servings) 1x2x4 inch slices.
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

A 5" square serves 12.5.

Nyasalicious Posted 8 Jan 2012 , 9:09pm
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A 6 or an 8 inch is what i would do. But surely there will be leftovers. And also you can reduce the height of the cake to 3" so that you will have less cake.

bakingmadnewbie Posted 8 Jan 2012 , 9:41pm
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Thanks for the replies. I think I need to get my tape measure out to see exactly how big it will be as I'm just guessing. I think it is a bit big though.

I'm hoping to put either a topper or a printed topper on top - would a smaller cake still be able to hold this?

Goodness, my sizing is really awful!!

kakeladi Posted 8 Jan 2012 , 9:44pm
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As for putting a 'topper' on a small sq it definately depends on the topper. Without knowing what this topper looks like no one can say if it will fit.

bakingmadnewbie Posted 8 Jan 2012 , 9:50pm
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It will hopefully be a 3d speedway bike with a rider, if that isn't feasible (struggling to find someone who is willing to try and make it) then it will either be a 2d version on the cake or just a printed picture.

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