40 Portions Out Of 8" Round Cake?

Baking By lili2308 Updated 6 Apr 2016 , 2:38am by lili2308

lili2308 Posted 5 Apr 2016 , 8:51am
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Bot sure if I am in the right channel but i didn;t know where to ask.

A cake shop 30 min from my house has launched a special this week.
They are advertising a blank fondant cake, 8" round for $88 Australian dollars.
In the ad it says, "serves 20 large portions or 40 small portions".

I find it really curious that an 8" cake, unless it is a a really high cake, to serve 40 portions.

Can that be done?

The cake shop has sent me a picture  of how to cut it but this is so small...

What do everyone think?

4 replies
Vergaline Posted 5 Apr 2016 , 8:59am
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Your question came right on time. I need to make a cake for 40 people and I want to keep it as small as possible (not quite this small). If you can get 40 pieces out of an 8" cake, I know I can get it out of a 10" and 14" tier cake. Thanks for showing the diagram.

lili2308 Posted 5 Apr 2016 , 9:03am
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based on my cake servings, a 12" round cake serves 47 at a wedding.

Magda_MI Posted 6 Apr 2016 , 2:25am
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The Wilton chart lists an 8" round, 4" high as 24 servings.  However, if they're talking about a heavy fruitcake, often those servings are half the size, at least for weddings.

lili2308 Posted 6 Apr 2016 , 2:38am
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The ad says the customer has a choice between chocolate mud cake, white chocolate mud cake and butter cake...

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