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post #31 of 107
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And I have no clue what size the sunflowers will be. I guess I'll see when I get to the venue
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post #32 of 107
Be careful with sunflowers. They are usually really large. I had a sunflower wedding and the florist's idea of a small sunflower was a good 5" in diameter. They might be able to get you some minis, but do talk with the florist. And going up to an 18" is fine, but it means that she will have to pay for more cake. And an 18" round is a HEAVY cake all by itself.
post #33 of 107
Actually the teal or turquoise, with black would be pretty, not quite sure how the sunflowers will fit in, but I would have HER get the smallest ones they have, and do the best you can with the flowers and strawberries.

Does she realize how much cake she is ordering, and 18 inch will serve 127 according to Wilton, the 14" square will serve 98, the 8 " will serve about 24 , and the 5 inch maybe 8 for a grand total of 257. I have no doubt that you will come up with something that will be really pretty. Good luck
post #34 of 107
Actually the teal or turquoise, with black would be pretty, not quite sure how the sunflowers will fit in, but I would have HER get the smallest ones they have, and do the best you can with the flowers and strawberries.

Does she realize how much cake she is ordering, and 18 inch will serve 127 according to Wilton, the 14" square will serve 98, the 8 " will serve about 24 , and the 5 inch maybe 8 for a grand total of 257. I have no doubt that you will come up with something that will be really pretty. Good luck
post #35 of 107
I would do a full-color sketch for her (after getting her to commit on a size for the sunflowers -- and yup, you'll need minis or they'll dwarf the cake) and get her to sign off on it. Once she sees it, she might realize that what she's got you doing is NOT an attractive design at all! If she doesn't, well, then you've got her signature okaying the design, so she can't complain later.
post #36 of 107
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I don't go by Wilton's chart, I go by Earlene's
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post #37 of 107
i did a blue and dark brown cake. maybe this will help you see the idea?/
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post #38 of 107
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But yeah, lots of cake still. I don't want to have a huge top tier though. Anybody every used a ten inch round as the top? This alternating shapes is kicking my butt as far as making it look balanced and not having way too much or too little cake.
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post #39 of 107
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Originally Posted by prterrell

I would do a full-color sketch for her (after getting her to commit on a size for the sunflowers -- and yup, you'll need minis or they'll dwarf the cake) and get her to sign off on it. Once she sees it, she might realize that what she's got you doing is NOT an attractive design at all! If she doesn't, well, then you've got her signature okaying the design, so she can't complain later.

I totally agree! I had two sisters giving me ideas last year, and thinking that THEY were on the same page, I put together a cake using their combined ideas......BAD IDEA! Cake turned out great, but not what they really had in mind(s) LOL I'm not a very good artist on paper, but I'm learning fast!
Trust in the Lord with all of your heart....especially when traveling with an un-dowelled, stacked cake!
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post #40 of 107
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Sad thing is, I showed her a sketch. It's what she wants and she's not changing her mind. I think the strawberries are going to look silly just laying around on a gorgeous cake. I'm just going to take pictures of it before all that crap goes on.
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post #41 of 107
If you ask me, Earlene's chart is too big for weddings. The one cutting the cake is going to cut it by the Wilton chart anyway and you will have a ton left over and look like you sold them too much cake.

By my chart.. if you do a 16" round, 12" square, and an 11-8-5 combo you will have 243 servings. It's way more than she needs. If you do a 15" round, 11" square, and a 9-7-5 you'll have 198 servings... much closer to her needs and much less work for you and it will be proportional. That is what I would do anyway. Another question... is she inviting 180 people or does she know that 180 people are coming? If she's inviting 180 people she won't have them all attend.
post #42 of 107
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She is inviting around 180. There will also be a grooms cake and the catering company is only prepared to serve 150
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post #43 of 107
As a good rule of thumb, about 65% of the invited guests will show to your wedding. So that would be about 120 people. With your first thoughts on the cake sizes she will have double the cake she will need. I would severely downsize the cake. Even 198 servings (like the sizes I said in my previous post) will be a lot more than she needs. icon_smile.gif

You could do a 14" round, 10" square, and 8-6-4 rounds to give you 160 servings (14" round 75 servings, 10" square 50 servings, 8" round 20 serv, 6" 10 serv, and 4" 5 serv). I use a modified Wilton chart (just rounded down to make nicer numbers for math) and I have never had a problem with not enough cake. I use the same chart for birthdays as well. Earlene's chart takes money out of your pocket and leaves too much cake. I used her chart for a couple cakes and quickly abandoned it.
post #44 of 107
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Originally Posted by amy2197

But yeah, lots of cake still. I don't want to have a huge top tier though. Anybody every used a ten inch round as the top? This alternating shapes is kicking my butt as far as making it look balanced and not having way too much or too little cake.



Kinda ... I took a pic of one before I put the top tier on. If the topper floral arrangement is large enough, it will look ok. Here's the sample pic:
http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1297422
post #45 of 107
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Thanks Indydebi. I am starting to think that I'll do 16 inch round 12 in. square and 8 in. round. I told the bride that I will box them up a six inch for there anniversary tier because she was hell bent on not getting a fresh one in a year.
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