# Portion Size and Fondant Covering Chart

Posted 04/09/2013 by Rebecca Cannon

### Portions and Fondant Covering at a Glance

Have you ever wondered how many portions you can get from a 8″ round, or what size of cake you need for 20 kids at a birthday party? Well now you can see at a glance!

This handy guide will show you pretty much everything you need to know, from wedding size portions to large sponge cake portions and something in between. We also added a guide to how much fondant and marzipan is required to cover each cake… so no more “If I could just stretch it that little bit more!!” We think that if you make your fondant 5mm thick then it will hide those lumps, humps and bumps.

### 6 Responses to “Portion Size and Fondant Covering Chart”

1. pamspartycakes says:

i just measured my 8″ round cake pan so i can see what the cm measurement would be and it came out to 64.5 cm. Not sure why the fondant covering chart for a 8″ cake is stating 20cm???? Can someone explain this to me. thanks

2. CakeBaker says:

@pamspartycakes an 8″ cake tin in cm is 20cm (diameter). The fondant covering is 1kg for an 8″ cake.

3. schnibl says:

Could somebody please explain the numbers beneath the Sponge portions to me? eg 2″x2″ has 8 portions on a 6″tin, 12 portions on 1″x2″ and so on?? What does that mean? Maybe that’s a stupid question but I am from Austria and used to cm measurments and really don’t know how to interpret that

4. CakeBaker says:

The cakes are measured in inches. The 1×1 for example means 1 inch by inch and the number underneath relates to how many 1×1 portions you will be able to get out of the cake above. E.g. a square 6″ cake will give 36 1×1 portions.

5. Kerry smith says: