Decorating By momo4s Updated 18 May 2014 , 3:55pm by Claire138

momo4s Posted 18 May 2014 , 12:16am
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I'm sure this question has been asked before but I'm reading that an 8" will serve 20 people!??  Maybe we are pigs but an 8" around our house feeds about 10 at most.  I'm making a cake for a baby shower for 25 people and was thinking that i needed more than an 8" and 6" and thats 4 in high teirs.  Do most people really only cut tiny pieces of cake?  I dont' want to make too much, but I also don't want to leave them without enough if they plan on having normal size slices....Thanks for the help!

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AZCouture Posted 18 May 2014 , 1:02am
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ADefine normal.

Sassyzan Posted 18 May 2014 , 1:37am
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A1x2x4 slice of cake is a decent size slice of cake. If there will be no other food at the party, I'd consider 1.5-2 servings per person. Try slicing your cake into rectangular servings rather than wedges, and you'll get those servings out of your cakes more easily. An 8" serves 24.

FioreCakes Posted 18 May 2014 , 2:28am
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I used to always worry about this, so when I first started making cakes I would always ask the recipient if they thought the servings were adequate and almost always they said they had more than enough. The key is educating them how to cut the cake. Think about it...a 2"x2" of sheet cake is the normal size....1" x2" of a 4" high cake is the same amount served. 

mzteaze Posted 18 May 2014 , 5:18am
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AThat is an awesome link @florecakes

momo4s Posted 18 May 2014 , 5:30am
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AThank you everyone! Great info!!!

Claire138 Posted 18 May 2014 , 3:55pm
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I tell my clients how many the chart says it will feed but I also tell them that I can't promise bc it will depend on how they cut the slices. Don't forget kids will eat smaller slices as will those on diets so it's hard to give an exact number.

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