Quantity Of Fruit/nut Mix For A 14" Square Fruit Cake

Baking By TrialNError Updated 18 Apr 2011 , 8:52am by Cakechick123

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TrialNError Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 5:39am
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I need the quantities of mixed fruit, cherries & nuts for a 14inch (35cm) square fruit cake.

I need to make 40 mini cakes (3.5cm x 3.5cm) and I'm wondering if using 1 x 14"square & 1x 12" square will give me the desired quantity. I've tried to do the math & figured this should be sufficient? Please correct me if I'm wrong

The recipe book I have gives measures from 7" up to a 12" inch square but nothing beyond. I don't want to risk "guestimating" (if such a word exists icon_razz.gif) & would rather have exact measures if someone has a recipe for the same.

I have checked few recipe books & tried to 'search' online but didn't come up with anything (maybe I used the wrong keywords?) to find the right quantities required for the 14" cake. Can someone please help? As always, help is much appreciated. Thanks.

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auzzi Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 8:27am
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Whatever the amounts you have for one 7inch square cake, then for one 14inch square cake, multiply them by 4 ...

As for the rest, from what you have said:-
35.56cm = 14"
30.48cm = 12"
one 14inch square is approx. 1264.5 square cm
one 12inch square is approx. 929 square cm

Using your selected minicake size
3.5cm x 3.5cm
one 14inch square produces approx 103 pieces
one 12inch square produces approx 75 pieces

If it is supposed to be a selected minicake size of 3.5inch x 3.5inch
one 14inch square is 196 squared inches
one 12inch square is 144 squared inches
which results in
one 14inch square producing approx 16 pieces
ine 12inch square producing approx 11 pieces

Your numbers are totally wacky. Inches or centimetres?

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Cakechick123 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 8:52am
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I agree that for a 14" you would need to multuply ur 7" recipe by 4.

and also agree with the sizes, if you want to make 3.6x3.6cm mini cakes a 10" will give you 49 of them. Those are very small for mini cakes, the ones I make are 5x5cm.

you sure you need 3.6cm and not inches?

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