"kitchen Cake" Help!

Decorating By sleepy20520 Updated 28 Apr 2012 , 7:18am by KoryAK

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sleepy20520 Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 12:09am
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Ok so im sure this is probably a dumb question but im asking anyways....
So i know regular sheet cakes (2 inch, 1 layer) serve a certain amount. Wouldnt kitchen cakes be the same amount except double layered to look like the wedding cake?

Lets say you have a 1/4 sheet cake thats 1 layer, and serves 20 people. Now you cut it into 20 servings lets say 1"x2" (or watever size you cut them)... now if you had a 1/4 Kitchen cake, with 2 layers and were going to cut them the same size: 1"x2", wouldnt you still get 20 servings? except theyd be 2 layer servings?

The reason i ask is i keep reading people saying you get double the amount of servings with kitchen cakes and honestly im confused... any help would be awesome icon_smile.gif

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MerlotCook Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 2:22am
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If you cut them the same size you would have the same number of servings. However, with a 1 layer sheet cake a 1x2x2 piece is going to be very small! So when you double the height to 4" you will also double the servings.

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CWR41 Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 2:36am
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Single-layer cakes are cut 2x2x2.
Double-layer cakes are cut 1x2x4.
(8 cu. in. servings for both.)

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KoryAK Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 7:18am
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Figure out the cubic inches you want to count per serving (there are industry standards but some people like to vary) and how many cubic inches in the cake you are serving and the slice size needed to achieve that.

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