Serving Help!

Decorating By Karen421 Updated 22 Dec 2010 , 6:38pm by Karen421

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Karen421 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 5:45pm
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I only need to feed 20 people - 20. I am doing a Jack Daniels bottle and I can't decide if I will have enough cake.
I am planning on using 8 - 5 1/2"x2" layers for the bottle then scrap for the neck.  That is basically 1 & 1/4  half sheet cakes. In my logical mind I know that is enough for 20 people but when I out a cardboard template to visualize it looks sooooooooo tiny!!! Granted I am an over baker, but what do you think? Do I need to add more cake?

I think I need Over Bakers Anonymous! icon_surprised.gif

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indydebi Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 5:54pm
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When looking at a footprint on a flat surface (i.e. a drawing/outline) it never looks very big. factor in the height of the cake, too.

Doing the math:

8x5x4. To serve industry standard 1x2x4" pieces, the cake will be cut in 5 rows by 4 columns = 20 pcs.

I, personally, dont' like cutting it that close (no pun intended!) , serving-wise, so I'd probably go a little bigger.

Do you know if they are planning 10-15 people? 15-20 people? If 10-15, then I think the 20 will be fine. If 15-20, I might go back to the client and ask if they want to keep it at exactly 20 servings or go a little bigger.

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Karen421 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 6:38pm
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She said 10 - 20 so I better make it a little bigger!


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