Need Help With Cake Sizes.

Decorating By Yellowsparks Updated 18 Jul 2012 , 10:05pm by kakeladi

Yellowsparks Posted 18 Jul 2012 , 7:24pm
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I have a question and I need some experience bakers to help me with. Now Iâve done some cakes for friendsâ birthday for small occasions. My friend asked me to make a cake for her sonâs birthday party. I agreed to relieve some stress for her. The thing is that she is expecting 36 adults and around 19 kids. Iâve never made a cake for that many people. So basically my question is what kind of pan do I use to make a cake for that many people? She wanted to two layers one white and the other chocolate. I have a 9x13 pan, but Iâm not sure if that will be big enough. Maybe Iâm over thinking it but any suggestions would be help.

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sfandm Posted 18 Jul 2012 , 7:52pm
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Need more ???'s answered.

Is it going to be 2 layer?

How big do you want each piece to be? 1x2, 2x2?

Are you thinking of just using the 13x9?

If you have other pans, what are they?

Yellowsparks Posted 18 Jul 2012 , 9:12pm
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Yes, I'm going to do two layers. I don't have any other pans besides a round 9" pan. I was just going to use the 9x13 since I already have it. I haven't thought of how big the slices should be, I guess if I do two layer then 1x2 should be enough?

CWR41 Posted 18 Jul 2012 , 9:19pm
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It should be enough.
You could add a few cupcakes, if you're worried about cutting it too close.

Yellowsparks Posted 18 Jul 2012 , 9:31pm
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Ok thank you for the link. Cupcakes are a good idea too. Thanks for the help.

kakeladi Posted 18 Jul 2012 , 10:05pm
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A 9x13x2 pan will need 2 cake mixes to fill it, especially now that the mixes are smaller icon_sad.gif You could make maybe 3 or 4 cup cakes w/the batter before filling the pan so you end up w/a 9x13x4 cake and 6 or 8 cuppies.

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