How Much To Bake For 200 People

Decorating By pirogilady Updated 15 Mar 2009 , 1:05pm by indydebi

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pirogilady Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:21pm
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hello everyone. I have an order for a MIXTURE-variety of pastries for a bar Mitzvah. It's not 1 cake- but a mix of 6 different desserts to be put as platters on tables, for 200 people.
How do you calculate how much of each recipe I need? Is there a standard calculation somewhere? icon_smile.gif
Also- do you charge for this sort of baking also per "slice"?
HELP!!!! icon_confused.gif

thank you to everyone. icon_confused.gif

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foxymomma521 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:42pm
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I think if you tell us the kind of desserts you are making it may be easier for us to help you icon_smile.gif

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pirogilady Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 1:03pm
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thank you- here is what i have to make for them: carrot cake squares, banana cake squares, flourless green tea cake squares, sour cream cake squares, rugelach, and 2 different cookies (black and white and maybe sugar cookies- my choice really)...
that's the list. thank you so much!!!! I just don't think each person will have EVERY one of those things...

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indydebi Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 1:05pm
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what foxy said, plus I am assuming they are having a large dinner, also?

A general rule of thumb is to figure 3 pcs per person if there is a large dinner and 5-6 pcs if the dessert bar is the only food. This also depends on what the desserts are and how big they are.

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