Questions About Cake Pan Sizes..... How Many Servings??

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Rhonda19 Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 2:22pm
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I am making a wedding rehearsal cake. These kids wanted to have family instead of just having the wedding party.

I need a cake to feed 35 people, desert portions of cake... and I would rather have too much cake, than be humilated and not have enough.

What size pan should I use?? Would I have plenty using a 12 x 18 ??


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Rhonda19 Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 10:00pm
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Thanks for the info.. According to Wilton, the size pan I am using will feed 72, but another person said it would feed 54...2 x 2 inch pieces. I got confused, and since there will family and friends from out of town, staying in motels.... It would just be nice to be able to offer them an extra piece to take back to the motel room.

I don't know...maybe it's just me..


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JanH Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 10:00am
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Wilton has two sets of charts because wedding servings are 1x2x4 and party servings are 1-1/2x2x4.

Depending on what you consider a "dessert" portion, will determine which chart you should use.

Wilton party servings chart:

A 12x18x4 (layer cake) will yield 72 party servings.

The WASC cake recipe will yield a tad over 14 cups of batter using 2 DH white cake mixes, which is the perfect amount for a 12x18x2 pan.

Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble a tiered/stacked/layer cake:

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