mystsparkle Posted 19 Mar 2012 , 7:27pm
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How do you get 30 slices out of a 10 inch round? i'm trying to make a diagram using the (move in 2 inches, make a slice, and then cut 1.5 sized slices) this website says you can get 30 using that method..and other websites too..but when i make my diagram on photoshop..i'm coming up with 22 slices! I dont like the wilton way of cutting..trying to use the straight type of cutting.

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TexasSugar Posted 19 Mar 2012 , 7:38pm
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mystsparkle Posted 19 Mar 2012 , 7:50pm
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Yep that's where i got the method of cutting..and I want to use that..except when I take a 10 inch circle, and try to, I can't come up with 30 slices..maybe a 10 inch just can't serve that many?

step0nmi Posted 19 Mar 2012 , 8:03pm
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i've figured out for party servings it's only 28

mystsparkle Posted 19 Mar 2012 , 8:13pm
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step0nmi - I don't do wedding cakes, so being its for parties..are you cutting 1x2.5 for parties right? And you get 28 using that slice size?

jason_kraft Posted 19 Mar 2012 , 8:14pm
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Based on our research, people who cut cakes at parties (usually parents as opposed to professionals at venues) typically get 16-20 slices out of a 10" cake.

mystsparkle Posted 19 Mar 2012 , 8:20pm
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jason_kraft - Right..Here's my problem, a customer wanted a cake that will serve 25, so I told her a 10 inch, thinking I could give her my guide that I could make using 1x2x4 inch slices, getting 30 slices. I'm worried that if she cuts it differently, she wont have enough cake. But if i'm giving her a guide on HOW to cut it to have enough, am I covered? And it is for a party..not a wedding.

jason_kraft Posted 19 Mar 2012 , 9:22pm
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If a customer needs a party cake for 25 people I would recommend a 12" round. If the cake will be served at a professional venue with experience cake-cutters I would explain that you could get 30 small slices out of a 10" round, but in most cases the customers who cut cake themselves will not refer to directions and will complain that there wasn't enough cake.

Pebbles1727 Posted 20 Mar 2012 , 3:21am
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Yes, 10 inch round will serve upto 30 people. The slices are not small, if it has a proper height of 4 inches or taller. I usually recommend customers cut cake into 4 strips, outside strips at about 6-7 slices each, middle strips at 8-9 slices each.

jany1 Posted 20 Mar 2012 , 4:17am

You can check Indydebi serving chart, it help me alot! this is the URL

jany1 Posted 20 Mar 2012 , 4:30am

You can check Indydebi serving chart, it help me alot! this is the URL

Merry2go Posted 20 Mar 2012 , 6:28pm

A newbie question as it relates to cutting the cake. Why are their different size guides for wedding & party cakes? Is it because party cakes are not cut but professionals who know the standard cutting sizes?

jason_kraft Posted 20 Mar 2012 , 6:40pm

Standard size party cake servings are 12 cubic inches (1.5"x2"x4"), while standard wedding cake servings are 8 cu in (1"x2"x4"). Wedding cake servings are smaller because weddings typically have a lot more food options, so the idea is guests will be satisfied with smaller pieces of cake.

Apti Posted 20 Mar 2012 , 7:05pm

Take a look at this wonderful cutting/serving chart from the Lark Cake Shop.
It has a diagram for a 10" cake and shows the different ways possible to get a certain number of slices. (I LOVE this chart!!!!) icon_biggrin.gif

Another fabulous tool was created by a CC forum member. Here is a link to her "Serving slices made out of paper or cardstock".

Merry2go Posted 20 Mar 2012 , 8:23pm

Thanks for responding Jason. Very helpful.

Apti, Thanks for sharing the Lark Chart. Very nice tool to have!

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