Serving Sizes

No matter what the occasion, most cakes can be made to suit the number of guest you have.
The size of the cake will depend on the number of people you need it to serve, if the cake can not be made larger or if you wish to keep the cost down, a cutting cake for the kitchen can be made to supplement the number of servings required.
A dessert serve is approx. 2.5cm x 5cm x 8cm (2″ x 1″ x 3″)
A coffee serve is approx. 2.5cm x 2.5cm x 8cm (1″ x 1″ x 3″)

These pictures are a guide as to how to cut your cake.  The first step is to separate any tiered cakes and to remove any decorations on top of the cake.
When slicing your cake it helps to keep the knife in a jug of hot water and clean between slices.

 

Cutting Guide for Round Cakes

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Start by cutting an inner circle either 1″ or 2″(depending on desired serving size) from the edge of the cake and slice this into 1″ pieces.  Cut another inner circle which you will slice into 1″ pieces again and continue this until you have cut the entire cake.

Cutting Guide for Square and Rectangle Cakes

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Start at one end of the cake and slice 1″ or 2″ thick strips ( depending on desired serving size), then cut strips into 1″ pieces. Continue until you have cut the entire cake.