10" Round Cake Serving Size

Decorating By XxsineadxX Updated 17 Jan 2015 , 12:20am by -K8memphis

XxsineadxX Posted 16 Jan 2015 , 5:32pm
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AHi It's my son's 2nd birthday tomorrow and I have ordered him a 10" round deep chocolate cake. How many servings will I get from 1" X 2" & 1.5" X 2" Is serving 1" X 2" a bit tight? I'm doing a buffet so cake won't be the only thing eaten. look forward to your replys :)

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-K8memphis Posted 16 Jan 2015 , 6:04pm
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30 - 40 if the cake is about 4" tall and the 1x2 is a very adequate normal serving size

XxsineadxX Posted 16 Jan 2015 , 6:21pm
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AThanks for replying. should I use the straight line cutting technique? so cut a 2 inch line then cut 1inch slices from that if that makes sense?

-K8memphis Posted 16 Jan 2015 , 7:29pm
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Ai think that's a good way to go --

XxsineadxX Posted 16 Jan 2015 , 9:38pm
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Aok thanks so much. 1x2" sounds small but does it look bigger when you cut it from the cake?

CWR41 Posted 16 Jan 2015 , 9:52pm
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Originally Posted by XxsineadxX 

...I have ordered him a 10" round deep chocolate cake. How many servings will I get from 1" X 2"... ...look forward to your replys icon_smile.gif


Normally, when ordering, they ask what your serving requirements are, then sell you the appropriate size.

 

According to Wilton, industry standard 8 cu. in. servings for a 10" is 38...

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-serving-guide.cfm

 

Hope you'll receive the correct size for your guests.

kakeladi Posted 16 Jan 2015 , 10:30pm
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After many yrs of trying to cut a cake MANY different ways I have found if you treat *any shape* cake as if it is a sq you get the best cuttings.  Any cake 3 or 4" tall one moves into the cake (from any edge) 2" and cuts the whole slice.  Lay it down and cut that into 1" pieces.  Continue that way across the whole cake.

YES - there will be some odd shaped edge pieces but there is always someone who won't mind :)

AND remember you *always* have a ruler with you :)  Yep, your finger.  On the average person from the fingertip to the 1st joint is usually 1" and to the knuckle is 2" (anyway it's close enough!).

-K8memphis Posted 17 Jan 2015 , 12:20am
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Originally Posted by XxsineadxX 

ok thanks so much. 1x2" sounds small but does it look bigger when you cut it from the cake?

 

 

the cake needs to be 4" tall or more for this size to work 1x2x4 -- it looks fine -- it does sound small but it's not

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