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Topic: Sample Cake Serving Sizes -- made of Paper or Cardstock
schwammrs 09/19/2010 4:09 PM
Serving sizes seem to confuse a lot of people. If you make cakes as a business and say the sample serving size for weddings is 1"x2"x4", some customer think that's way too small because they hear 1 inch and 2 inches and assume it's tiny. It's nice to have some samples to show the actual sizes during a consultation.

So recently, I made some templates for Sample Serving Sizes of Cake that you can simply print on paper or cardstock, cut out, fold, and tape or glue. The templates include 4 sizes:
1"x2"x4" (wedding size serving)
1.5"x2"x4" (party size serving)
2"x2"x2" (standard sheet cake serving)
2"x2"x4" (to show how large a piece that actually would be!)

Someone from another forum mentioned I should post them here, which I thought was a super idea since I've received some great tips from these Wilton forums over the years and so I hope that these templates can help someone too. My little way of saying thanks!

The attached photo shows what one of the pieces looks like on a plate. The template file is too large to attach here to the forum post, so it can be downloaded as a pdf from this web address:
sandsher 09/19/2010 4:45 PM
Great idea & thanks for thinking of us! This will really help me when I open my shop and start doing cakes for customers. It was nice of you to do that.
whoknew? 09/19/2010 4:46 PM
Thank you, schwammrs! I went to your website link, clicked on the download, and there they were! I know I've told you before, but these are brilliant! Thank you so much for posting on this Wilton site.
cakesbychrystal 09/19/2010 5:26 PM
Thanks for sharing!
oceanviewbaker 09/19/2010 6:01 PM
Thanks so much for sharing! This will be a big help!!
vthorse 09/22/2010 8:25 AM
that is really cool, thanks for sharing.
ladycatisadiva 09/22/2010 9:02 AM
What a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing. I just love these forums.
jakecorr 09/22/2010 9:37 AM
What a great idea!! You get cool points for this one!!!

Since your already posting, you might as well stay on the forum!! I will warn you, this forum is very addictive as right now I'm on break at work going this forum!! But, I love this forum.
schwammrs 09/22/2010 11:43 AM
Glad you all like it.

And jakecorr, i'm not sure why i've never posted before. I have certainly been here before. Heard about marshmallow fondant for the first time here, a few years ago. fun fun!
fairedust 09/30/2010 9:06 PM
Bump, for you whonew?
brookieangel 10/01/2010 11:54 AM
Thanks so much for sharing this, they will be really handy. I might cut some styrofoam or similar to size and wrap around. Cheers
xanadu 10/02/2010 5:55 AM
Wow, you not only are a cake decorator, but an engineer as well. Thanks for your idea, it is now saved.
whoknew? 01/08/2011 10:46 AM
bump--- so more people can see this great idea!
luvbakin 01/08/2011 11:32 AM
Great idea...thank you!
MARIE J 01/08/2011 6:31 PM
WOW - what a great idea !!

Thanks for the link !!
xanadu 01/09/2011 4:52 AM
Thank you so much. Just cut mine out & they look great!
amandaleigh 01/21/2011 7:00 AM
This is actually extremely helpful! Thank you a ton for sharing!
Chasey 01/21/2011 7:16 AM
Brilliant! That slice of cake looks huge! What size is that demonstrating?

I love that it looks like yummy cake and icing...I was expecting a white box on the plate.
gwez917 01/21/2011 7:34 AM
Thank you so much for sharing, You put alot of thought into that and we really appreciate it!!!
whoknew? 02/17/2011 11:59 AM