## How Many Servings?

By nicolesprinkle Updated 27 Sep 2010 , 3:38pm by CWR41

nicolesprinkle Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 4:23am
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I am making a gift box cake with two 9x9x3 square layers. Does anyone know about how many servings this will make?? Thanks!

Nicole

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Stacey75 Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 4:30am
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Well a 8X8 serves 20 and a 10X10 serves 30 so my guess is 25

caymancake Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 4:45am
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I agree, my guess would be 25. Here is a link of my go to guide for cake servings. I keep it on my favourites tab so I can access it easily. Hope this helps!

http://bakedecoratecelebrate.com/techniques/amountbakingguide.cfm

CWR41 Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 5:08am
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I am making a gift box cake with two 9x9x3 square layers.

Two 9X9X3 square layers are 6" tall. If the Wilton wedding chart says 41 servings for 4" tall and you're making it 50% taller, it would yield 62 servings for wedding cake slices.

indydebi Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 5:20am
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Originally Posted by nicolesprinkle

I am making a gift box cake with two 9x9x3 square layers.

Two 9X9X3 square layers are 6" tall. If the Wilton wedding chart says 41 servings for 4" tall and you're making it 50% taller, it would yield 62 servings for wedding cake slices.

square cakes are easy because you can just "do the math".

cutting this cake into standard 1x2x4 (or in this case, 1x2x6) means the cake will be cut in 9 rows by 4 columns = 36 servings. (i used 4 columns because I dont' know how to cut 4.5 columns! )

With a 6" tall cake, the pieces are just taller. the only other option is to cut them thinner, which in my opinion would REALLY make people complain about "teeny paper thin" pieces of cake. To get 62 servings, the cake would have to be cut in 9 rows by 7 columns = 63 pieces. those pieces would be 1" x 1.2" x 6". 1x1" is pretty thin.

CWR41 Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 6:08am
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Since you're suppose to use a cake board and supports for every 4" of cake height and standard servings are 1x2x4, the 4" tall portion of the cake would be cut 9 rows by 4 columns = 36 servings, and the 2" portion would be cut into more than generous 2.25x2.25 servings--4 rows by 4 columns = 16 servings for a total of 52.

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(i used 4 columns because I dont' know how to cut 4.5 columns! )

Me neither!

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1x1" is pretty thin.

1x1 is no thinner than 1x2, it would just be taller if serving all 6" at once and wouldn't fit on the plate!

indydebi Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 2:48pm
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Since you're suppose to use a cake board and supports for every 4" of cake height and standard servings are 1x2x4, the 4" tall portion of the cake would be cut 9 rows by 4 columns = 36 servings, and the 2" portion would be cut into more than generous 2.25x2.25 servings--4 rows by 4 columns = 16 servings for a total of 52.

that's also how I would do it if I were using three 2" layers, but i thougth the OP said she was using two 3" layers, which would make this a bit difficult? My for misunderstanding.

CWR41 Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 3:38pm
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...i thougth the OP said she was using two 3" layers, which would make this a bit difficult?

Indeed! (we also don't know how/if they'll be torted.)