I need to price a Square Cake for 100 finger portions and was wondering whether anyone could help me out with the size I was thinking 14" ??? Not sure..
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Depends what you call a finger portion...
I have a portion chart and for rich fruit cake, which we cut into 1" square finger portions, it says an 11" square will do 112, 12" square will do 134, 13" square 158 and a 14" square 186 portions.
Obviously, if you want to cut your portions bigger (our 'normal' portions are 2" x 1") then a 14" square will do 93.
Hope this helps.
I am not sure what a finger portion is but my serving guide states that a 14" square has 98 (1 X2 X 4 )servings. HTH
the good thing about square cakes is that it's easy to do the math to figure how many servings. For example, the 1x2x4 means the 14" square cake will be cut in 14 rows by 7 columns. 14x7=98.
So if you know what size you're going to cut the pieces, you can figure out what size cake you need.
Thank you so much for your replies, you have all put my mind at ease.... I really appreciate it....
What type of cake are you baking?
Fruitcake and other rich cakes [mudcake etc] are cut in "finger" portions ie 1"x 1"x height. These portions are generally served with tea/coffee at the reception.
For 100, a finger portion cake would be a 10" square cake, no less than 3" tall.
If you are going to cut a different sizing eg 2"x 1"x height, then you are effectively doubling what the customer is expecting [and halving your profit] ..
Re-check with your client as to exactly what they are expecting as a "finger portion" ..