Looking for your opinions/experience in about how many servings of cheesecake I can expect to get from a 12" round cheesecake? Probably one made with graham cracker crumb crust, cream cheese and whipping cream...standard recipe.
Thanks in advance!
If it's 2" high, 19 servings (using a 12 cubic inch party serving).
Wow, those are some mighty generous servings! Jerry's cheesecake says a 12" serves 32.
In our bakery and for restaurant sales, the round 12" cake was cut into 24 servings. They were definitely generous, but we had to cut wedges to keep the remaining cheesecake looking nice. We also made cheesecake in sheet cakes, so the pieces could be cut in small diagonals. For a 9x13 we could get up to 96 little triangular pieces.
I use the same servings for cheesecake as regular cake for charging purposes. They can cut it however they like once they get home
Anna - IDK what a Jerry's cheesecake is, but perhaps it's more than 2" deep?
Jerry's cheesecakes is a big one arond here. They do shows and wedding cakes. On their website it says they are 2" thick. J. Annette is another big cheesecake place around here, but she doesn't say how thick they are but shows a 12" serving 25-30, I think. (I'd look again, but my phone keeps messing up when I look at different websites while typing on another) but her Ito is weird, because it says the current price is $3.70 a serving, but says a 12" serving between 25-30 is about $52. Iced was a little more.
It is possible I am missing something, since I am exhausted.
BTW I had Jerry's at a show and thought it tasted like thick, lightly sweetened sour cream My cheesecake is WAY BETTER!
Thanks everyone. I was thinking that a 12' round cheesecake would get me close to 30 servings. I have a request for one for a rehearsal dinner and they also want it covered with chocolate covered strawberries. I quoted her $60 as I was thinking that I could get about 30 servings out of a 12" cheesecake (she's having about 30 people at the dinner), but now I'm wondering if I should make an additional 8" just to be sure. Of course, I won't charge her any additional...just chalk it up to lesson learned.
What do you all think?
There is no way I would make an additional 8" for free. If anything, I would say I may have miscalculated and give her the option of purchasing an additional cake. I honestly don't know how you are going to make any money on this venture as it is. In my area, the strawberries alone would cost at least $15 this time of year, for a 12", you're going to need AT LEAST 7 packages of cream cheese, costing $14. Then there is cream, sugar, vanilla, eggs, and the chocolate. If you make $5 after you add up your ingredient costs and labor, let us know.
*Edited due to autocorrecting cream to curran*
Well, luckily strawberries are only getting cheaper here right now (atlanta) and I can get my cream cheese for $1/8oz, but I understand your pov. Like I said, this will surely be a learning experience for me. Thanks for your reply
My 9 inch cheesecake is $45.00 and strawberries are $21.00 for my smallest amount, and that is with regular chocolate, not premium. Add local delivery and tax, I'm at $80.
A 12 inch cheesecake is exactly double a 9 inch cake. With that added, my cost would be $125.00.
Make (pi r squared) your friend. 12 inches is not just 3 inches bigger.
Hope someone is still following this thread.
If I am making cheese cake for a wedding and I need to serve 60, do I make 2- 9 inch rounds? Is that what I understand?
No, a 9" cheesecake serves 12-15, So, I would make 4-5 depending on how thick the slices are.
Really, it's just going to depend on how big your serving sizes will be.....
This is from Eli's Cheesecakes:
"There are 12 servings in our 7″ and 8″ cheesecakes. There are 14-16 servings in our 9″ Cheesecakes and14 servings in our 10″ Cheesecakes."
Do you use a standard cut of a cheese cake? are they 2 inches thick? or thicker? and if you don't mind what do you charge?