I have been asked to make another cake for my work for next Friday. The hospital that I work at built a Rose Garden five years ago in memory of it’s employee’s who have passed away since the hospital started in 1920. Every year we have a memorial service and I have been asked this year to make the cake for after the service. The nurses who are in charge of this asked me to make a cake for roughly 100 people. I am thinking that I should make alittle extra just in case.
So my question is this. I would like to make a 12 x 18 inch double layer sheet cake, but also have an 8 x 8 double layer cake diagonally placed on top in the centre. Would this be enough? I have looked at all kinds of charts for serving sizes and I think this will be ok. I would just hate to run out of cake. I don’t think that there will be much food there other than the cake.
The last cake I made for my work was a double layer 12 x 18 inch All-Occasion Downy Yellow butter cake filled with raspberry cloud cream and frosted with White Chocolate Mousseline buttercream. I am still getting compliments on it. In fact everyone liked it so much they want me to make the same cake for the memorial service. Which is fine with me - I’ve done it once, so I should be able to do it again. (keeping my fingers crossed)
I would just like some advice on the size of cake I am planning to make. The last last cake was pretty much gone except for a couple of rows. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay for the retirement party so I don’t know how many people attended or how big the slices were cut.