Friday, June 19, 2015

How much food should I serve?


If any of you are like me, you worry about serving enough food at social gatherings. With David's birthday coming up, I have been researching to find out how much food we should make for our guests. I have found a few helpful charts which were great, but none of them really encompassed all the types of food I wanted to serve. I got tired of going back and forth between 3-4 different sources, so I decided to combine them all along with some info I found on wilton.com and cater it to our party. Hopeful this chart helps you out as well.


how much food should I serve


Now you might be wondering, how on earth can an 8 inch round cake feed 20?! I wondered the same thing. I always cut my cakes into wedges, so I'd imagine an 8 inch cake feeding around 12-16 depending on how big you make the pieces.

I got the serving numbers on the cake from wilton.com. For "party cakes" they recommended 1 1/2" x 2" pieces. So these would definitely be smaller size portions. If you want to dish our bigger portions then you will need to buying a larger cake than the guide states.

To get the recommended serving size you must cut an inner circle 2" from the outer edge and then slice 1 1/2" pieces within the circle and then, if you have a larger cake, move in another 2" and repeat until cake is completely cut.

Square and rectangular cakes are a lot easier. Just cut in 2" x 1 1/2" slices and serve.

We are keeping it simple with a rectangular cake and smaller pieces because we will also be serving brownies, cookies, and rice crispy treats.

Happy Party Planning!!


15 comments :

  1. This chart is a great resource! Found you via Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party...looking forward to exploring more of your site :)

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  2. Great tips. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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  3. This chart is really helpful. Thanks for sharing it!

    By the way, I'd love to have you post at my new blog hop—The Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home (http://www.myflagstaffhome.com). It starts on Thursday evenings and goes through the weekend, if you're interested.

    Jennifer

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! I am adding your blog hop to my calendar! See you then!

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  4. This is a great resource. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned to the Bloggers Brags Broad.

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  5. Wow this chart is AMAZING! Figuring out how much to serve always seems so challenging. You either run out or have double the amount you needed! I will definitely be holding on to this for future gathering! Thanks for joining the Link-It To Me Link Party this week, I hope you will party with us again next week!

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    1. Thank you! I hope it helps you for your next event! I will definitely be at the next link party! Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. Yeah this is truly a great chart for party preparations!! I am also going to host a party pretty soon at one of my favorite venues Los Angeles but I am not a good planner like you so I would like to hire a talented planner for this work!

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  7. Hallo, thank you for making this chart. Can I post this in my Instagram?

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