I have one of those families too! I struggle with the same question!
If you think 1x2 is too small for a family party, go by 2x2, and use Debi's even method....thats plenty big enough!
If it's mostly children, I think smaller is better.
indydebi! I love you, you always make me laugh and also you have the best advice :)
Indydebi, you are so funny!!! I don't eat cake too often but when I do, I can eat a huge piece too!!! I agree that if cake is for kids then the servings would be small because most kids will not eat the whole piece but if for adults some want big helpings and other want small. This thread sure gave me a good laugh!!!!
It's bright. Eyeball-searingly bright. And the "rustic stucco" appearance of the frosting reminds me of my first Leland Awards cake, from last year, when I simply didn't have the time or the energy to apply "The Family Pattern" to the frosting, and just troweled it on, made the sites for the edible prints and the lettering reasonably smooth, and let the rest go all "rustic stucco."
Not quite sure what to make of the pink rectangular area: was that a divot from digging a piece out of the middle, and not quite getting all of it?
Oh, and I typically get about 15-18 pieces out of a 13x9 single-layer.