A Couple Of Questions From A Newbie- Please Help!

Decorating By campeli Updated 15 Jul 2008 , 5:36pm by sugarshack

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campeli Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 2:34pm
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How many servings do you get out of a double layer 9x13 cake?? Different charts say different things. There will be lots of other food at the party, so servings don't need to be big. What's reasonable?

Also, I was planning to use some royal icing flowers, but it's supposed to be a hot day. Do I need to be concerned w/ the color from the royal icing bleeding if I store it in the fridge?

I've only made b-day cakes for my kids - have never had to transport, so this may be a silly question....if you don't have a box big enough for your cake (I may need to add another tier) do you cover them w/ anything when transporting? Loosely w/ plastic wrap?


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eatdessert1st Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 3:49pm
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I really like Earlene's and ladycake's charts. I think 2"x2" x3-4" (how tall the cake is) would be generous. You can find Earlene's chart and some others here:


I haven't ever had problems w/ any type of royal icing flower colors bleeding. They just stay in their own little sphere of reality. The cake colors should be fine refrigerated icon_smile.gif
I also include a print out of how the servings should be cut... I just use ladycake's chart. The average person doesn't have a clue besides cutting huge triangular or square pieces out of cakes. Then they go, "but we ordered 30 servings... how come we only got 10?

Melanie Mc.

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campeli Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 4:12pm
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Thanks Melanie! That website is very helpful.

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ShortcakesSweets Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 5:32pm
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Two layer 9x13 is 48 servings.

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sugarshack Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 5:36pm
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for my tiered cakes, they just go in a cake box with no lid. no cover. messes up the cake! LOL

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