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tokoloshe

How much to make?

I'm making my son's wedding cake - chocolate almond whisked egg thing - which will be served with a raspberry coulis. Does anybody know how much coulis I shall need for approximately 100 servings?

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Welshcookie

Couli

How much per helping? Tablespoon, tablespoons, ladle, poured from a jug?

Multiply by 100 and there's the quantity. Add a little lee-way, perhaps.

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tokoloshe

that bit I know!

thanks welshcookie but not having ever had a coulis with cake I don't know what a portion of coulis would be. Obviously not a huge amount but a tablespoon seems too little, even 2 doesn't seem much, but would be 3000mls or 5 1/2 pints or thereabouts, which suddenly seems an awful lot!

Anybody ever had coulis with cake?

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Welshcookie

Couli

I asked how much per serving 'cos I have no idea either. It seems that makes two of us!

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tokoloshe

Oh Dear....

Eeek! Seems like I'll be drowning in raspberry coulis. Welshcookie has made my mind work and I suppose I'll need at least 6 pints. Now how many raspberries is that.... mumble mumble. Tee hee, depends on how juicy they are. Aaargh!

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Queen of Puds

Coulis chaos

To confuse the issue further, it probably depends how big the serving of cake is!?

I reckon you only need a small puddle per serving - couple of tablespoons each should do it. And I hesitate to suggest it, but you might find it easier, if not cheaper, with frozen raspberries unless the price comes down massively by the wedding day. I would even be tempted to buy them fresh when reduced for quick sale & freeze until I needed to make the coulis. In an emergency I have used canned too - darker in colour but a small can or 2 will bulk the volume quite cheaply by comparison I imagine.

I think I would test drive a punnet & see how much coulis it makes, & use that as an indicator for the big day.

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tokoloshe

Thanks everyone

Thank you all for your suggestions. I'm baking my definitive practice cakes tomorrow. I've recently moved and have only had access to a fan oven. Disaster! So I've got my old gas oven out of storage and will hopefully get these cakes baked. A trip to the local pickyerown is also on the cards when the weather improves. Then I'll clean the bath so I can squish the raspberries......

 
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