How Many Servings For An 8 Inch Cake

Decorating By loriemoms Updated 23 Oct 2006 , 2:37am by loriemoms

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loriemoms Posted 22 Oct 2006 , 3:30pm
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I dont agree with any of the charts I see (really, 8 servings for a 6 inch cake???? Must be terribly thin!)

I dont bake many 8 inch cakes, but I have had someone ask me how many servings for a 8 inch cake (that is four inches high, torted and filled)
I say 10-12 but I have seen as many as 20! What is your personal opinion? ((not Wilton's!)


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Rambo Posted 22 Oct 2006 , 3:40pm
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I make an 8" round for a lot of my family gatherings. 12 servings that are decent sized, not too big, not too small, is about what I average if I do the cutting. Which I usually do becaused no one is brave enough to "ruin" all my hard work icon_biggrin.gif I make the 6", two layer filled, for my family of 4 and we usually each get two pieces out of it but my kids usually get smaller pieces as I don't want them hopped up on sugar icon_lol.gif

Just what I've noticed from my own experiences.

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 22 Oct 2006 , 4:45pm
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I agree, 12 for a party and 24 for a wedding is what I always tell my customers.

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cmmom Posted 22 Oct 2006 , 4:49pm
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I say anywhere between 15-20 people. If there are other desserts, the slices will be smaller.

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KimAZ Posted 23 Oct 2006 , 12:26am
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I go by 16-20 servings for a 2 layer, 8" round. I do torte each 2" layer.

But I'll be honest and say that in my house, that would be more like 12 servings. I don't want a teeny weenie slice. icon_biggrin.gif


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Momof4luvscakes Posted 23 Oct 2006 , 12:31am
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I divide the bottom of my pans with a sharpie and I have 12 pieces on an 8 inch round. That is a pretty generous portion.

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loriemoms Posted 23 Oct 2006 , 2:37am
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Thanks! That helps a lot. I agree, those must be awfully tiny pieces for 20 plus! I am going to tell them 12 -15 slices.

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