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How big of a cake to feed 25 people?

post #1 of 12
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Somebody I know wants a cake to feed 25 at a get-together. Help! How big does it need to be? Will a 10x10 square 2 layer cake do it? I'm a total newbie!

Thanks in advance!
Jill
post #2 of 12
A 10" square will feed enough!!! Here's the list I follow....

All-Occasion & Party Cakes

Size-------Servings Round----------Servings Square
6--------------- 6-8------------------------8-10
8--------------12-15----------------------15-18
10-------------20-28----------------------25-30
12-------------30-35----------------------35-40
14-------------30-35----------------------55-70
16-------------75-85---------------------80-100
18-------------90-100-------------------115-135
1/4 Sheet  Serves 25-30
1/2 Sheet  Serves 45-55
Full Sheet  Serves 100-125

Edited about a million times because it wouldn't stay spaced lol
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post #3 of 12
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Awesome! Thanks!
post #4 of 12
No problem icon_smile.gif I would however, if it were me, make one slightly larger, or maybe make a second one JUST INCASE!!! I know every party I go to people go back for more then one slice and the 10" square would do JUST enough cake for them to have 1 piece icon_sad.gif So maybe offer her a second cake to be kept behind the scenes that isn't decorated as nicely but a little plainer for like say $10 bucks more or whatever... icon_smile.gif
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post #5 of 12

When you say 1/4 1/2 sheet cake etc.. do you mean a single layer or a double layer? Thanks:)
 

post #6 of 12

Last month I had a gathering of 26 people. I made a 3 layer 10 inch round. Each layer was about 1.5 inches. I had exactly enough cake. I sent a hunk equal to about 4 slices home with someone. I was nervous about not having enough cake. I0 inches turned out to be the perfect size for me. Have fun at your event!

post #7 of 12

, Found this on the Wilton's website. Hope this helps you out.

post #8 of 12

In general each cake mix will serve 15-20 people.

It depends on how big you want each serving.  Most people only want a serving approx. 1x2x4.  This is a bit smaller than the average cupcake.

The chart posted above is fair - giving more generous servings than I usually consider. 

And your requirement is just a bit over the 'standard' size :( 

Most sheet cakes are single layer.  Take into consideration the above info - each recipe of batter used usually serves 15-20.

If it was me I'd serve a *single layer* 10" round; OR a 1/4 sheet (12x8x2); OR a 10x2 square for a bit more generous serving size.

post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by kakeladi View Post

In general each cake mix will serve 15-20 people.

It depends on how big you want each serving.  Most people only want a serving approx. 1x2x4.  This is a bit smaller than the average cupcake.

The chart posted above is fair - giving more generous servings than I usually consider. 

And your requirement is just a bit over the 'standard' size :( 

Most sheet cakes are single layer.  Take into consideration the above info - each recipe of batter used usually serves 15-20.

If it was me I'd serve a *single layer* 10" round; OR a 1/4 sheet (12x8x2); OR a 10x2 square for a bit more generous serving size.

My cake mixes say they feed 12 servings.  At the parties I go to and take the cake they want big pieces of cake, not a sliver to get the taste of it.

post #10 of 12

Help! My first official order -  Just received a order for a 10" square( wants hydrangea motif)  plus 60 cupcakes.  This is my first official order, not sure how to charge.  Thank you in advance for your assistance and is much appreciated.icon_confused.gif

post #11 of 12

I go by the wilton serving charge and 10 inch cake will feed way more than 26 poeple... in my opinion, you will need to decide what size servings the person will need. I go by wedding servings for all my cakes, but that is just me. I would serve an 8 inch cake, but my cakes are very large and baked high.

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post #12 of 12

Same with me. Most people want a generous slice of cake where I live. The Wilton chart is for very small pieces of cake. I would rather have too much than not enough cake.

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