mrsg1111 Posted 11 Jun 2013 , 11:37pm
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That is ALWAYS my question after I've already prepared and baked the cakes. Then I dwell on the question and I start to panic.  I am baking a 12" round cake - 3 layers of chocolate cake 2 layers of oreo filling, for my son's Pre-school "Stepping Up" ceremony.  There are 18 kids and assuming each child brings 2 adults (parents grandparents are all invited).  Is that enough?  When I asked the teacher she wasn't sure.  A large cake.  I've made a 14" the same way for another party I had with 60 something people and there was a lot of cake left over. 

 

I am tempted to make vanilla cupcakes..  justifying it in my head by saying that not everyone likes chocolate... what would you do??

 

Please make let me know what you think so I can feel better.

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CWR41 Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 12:12am
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Is that enough?

It's enough (for 56).

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

auntginn Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 12:28am
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Oh yes you will have plenty.  

kakeladi Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 1:28am
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Of course you have lots of left over cake w/that 14"er because most adults either are on a diet or don't want/like sweets etc, etc.

You should have enough for this time.  No need to add the cuppies. 

Lovebug2867 Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 2:26am
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I made a cake for about 50 people last week. It was a 12,10,8,6 inch square cake each tier 5" thick. There was NOTHING left but this was for older kids who pigged out on cake lol.  I think you should have plenty for that many kids/parents.

AZCouture Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 5:01am
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I made a cake for about 50 people last week. It was a 12,10,8,6 inch square cake each tier 5" thick. There was NOTHING left but this was for older kids who pigged out on cake lol.  I think you should have plenty for that many kids/parents.

Ummmmm, that's 165 servings of cake. WOW. Just, wow.

Lovebug2867 Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 5:13am
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Ummmmm, that's 165 servings of cake. WOW. Just, wow.

No kidding before we cut it we told the teachers that they would most likely have a couple tiers leftover because they didn't get the turnout they were expecting. They were going to use those tiers for the end of year teacher's meeting that weekend but guess they had to get something else lol.

Annabakescakes Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 5:21am
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I made a cake for about 50 people last week. It was a 12,10,8,6 inch square cake each tier 5" thick. There was NOTHING left but this was for older kids who pigged out on cake lol.  I think you should have plenty for that many kids/parents.
Ummmmm, that's 165 servings of cake. WOW. Just, wow.

Yeah, my stomach hurts thinking about it!

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 5:22am
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I made a cake for about 50 people last week. It was a 12,10,8,6 inch square cake each tier 5" thick. There was NOTHING left but this was for older kids who pigged out on cake lol.  I think you should have plenty for that many kids/parents.

Seriously? That means everyone had over 2 party sized servings! Are you sure someone didn't sneak off with a tier? lol

auntginn Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 5:45am

Yikes, I could just imagine the sugar high lol

Lovebug2867 Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 5:59am
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Seriously? That means everyone had over 2 party sized servings! Are you sure someone didn't sneak off with a tier? lol

My sister is the one who stayed for the whole thing I had to get home and get dinner cooking. She said one little boy had 5 BIG pieces.  We cut the pieces to start with about 1.5"x2"

Sweet_Cakes Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 11:42am

Wow...good thing these kids didn't go home with you! LOL

cazza1 Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 12:09pm

I think the kids had the right idea.  To me a piece of cake 2x1.5 inches is barely more than a mouthful.

SPCOhio Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 2:00pm

AI probably would have made more than a 12" for a possible number of 54. I probably would add some cupcakes in another flavor just in case. I hate the idea of running out.

But a 12, 10, 8, and 6 would not have been on my radar for just 60 people. It is incredible to me that 60 people could put that much cake away. Must have been some darn good cake!

Lovebug2867 Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 3:35pm
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I probably would have made more than a 12" for a possible number of 54. I probably would add some cupcakes in another flavor just in case. I hate the idea of running out.

But a 12, 10, 8, and 6 would not have been on my radar for just 60 people. It is incredible to me that 60 people could put that much cake away. Must have been some darn good cake!

I was originally quoted at 150 people  we just didn't get the turn out they were expecting for the graduation (most likely because of the rain).

SPCOhio Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 4:05pm

AI figured that's what happened, Lovebug. I would be shocked to see a four tier cake gobbled up by about 60 though! Did you bake it with crack? :)

Annabakescakes Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 4:07pm
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I figured that's what happened, Lovebug. I would be shocked to see a four tier cake gobbled up by about 60 though! Did you bake it with crack? icon_smile.gif

HAHAHAHAHAA!

Lovebug2867 Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 10:48pm
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I figured that's what happened, Lovebug. I would be shocked to see a four tier cake gobbled up by about 60 though! Did you bake it with crack? icon_smile.gif

Well that's one way to get repeat business lol icon_biggrin.gif

mrsg1111 Posted 24 Jun 2013 , 3:30pm

I had the same idea of baking cupcakes as well in a different flavor, but I had already spent so much time and money on the cake which was my contribution to the class as a parent.  I ended up cutting the cake and served slices cut about 1 1/2"x 2" slices (there were other desserts and fruit) and there was a little less than 1/2 the cake left.  Thank you all for your input.  I definitely felt more comfortable going with what I had.

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