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What size cake for 25?

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I am making the birthday cake for a one year old's birthday. Of the 25 in attendence, many will be infants and children.

What size cake should I make to accomodate the crowd? Would cupcakes be better?

Any ideas for generally appealing recipes in a very non-chow locale?

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  1. Depends on how many other desserts there will be. You say many are infants and children - how many? The thing with kids is that even if they don't eat the whole piece, they will still get a piece. It also depends on how many of the adults are cake eaters (I generally know who won't eat cake for dietary reasons).
    Also, you can stretch a cake by making it one layer rather than two smaller cakes layered.
    Generally, one 9 x 13 size cake would be fine - especially if there will be other desserts/fruit.