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Pan size for 3 tier wedding cake

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I am new to stacked cakes and I am not sure what size pans to use. I am planning on making a 3 tiered (circles) wedding cake for about 170 people. I currently have 12", 9", 6" pans however I do not think that would make enough servings. If I increase the bottom layer to 14 inches, then how big should the 2nd and 3rd tiers be? Is the general rule that each pan should be 3 inches smaller for each tier?
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The size tiers that you mentioned will serve approximately 102, if the top tier is not saved for the first anniversary. In order to get the servings you mentioned with just 3 tiers you will need an 8, 12, 16 and that will serve approximately 181.
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Myra
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Thanks,

Myra
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post #3 of 6
There is no general rule... sometimes you just need to make whichever sizes to meet the required goal.

If the bride doesn't mind a 4-tier cake, and you ADD the 14" round to the bottom of your original plan (based on the pans you currently own), you'd get 166 - 178 servings.

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

Ideally, if you switched out the 9" with a 10" to the above, it would serve 172 - 184, but you'd need to buy a 10" pan. HTH.
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I am planning to bake a wedding cake for my brother and his bride to be's wedding.  I have baked sheet cakes and smaller cakes, but never a wedding cake.  They are having 150 guests and I am doing this from my apartment.  Should I count on 150 or increase the servings to about 170? We ae looking at 2 double 2" layers and they are not interested in saving the top layer? I am a little nervous about this one.

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Hope anyone can answer this question can i use a 14, 10, 6, for a three tier wedding cake?

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Originally Posted by CWR41 View Post

There is no general rule... sometimes you just need to make whichever sizes to meet the required goal.


If the bride doesn't mind a 4-tier cake, and you ADD the 14" round to the bottom of your original plan (based on the pans you currently own), you'd get 166 - 178 servings.

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm


Ideally, if you switched out the 9" with a 10" to the above, it would serve 172 - 184, but you'd need to buy a 10" pan. HTH.

Use the wilton guide it will help you decide, you could alternatively use this guide for your cake
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-party-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm
which you would the at the amount of serves to find the size of cakes you will need.
for example a 14 10 and 6 in will serve 103 approximately.
Proudmary the spacing would look good of that is what you are asking?
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