I have been asked to do a wedding cake for a co-worker's daughter to help out with the wedding. They want a simple cake, buttercream frosting, 3 tier with M&Ms on the side to decorate. Similar to the one posted below (purple).
The anticipate the cake feeding 75 people. I was thinking of the tiers being 12, 10, 8 (assuming the top tier goes to the bride and groom). I am not sure if I should do two layers of 3 in cakes or two layers of 2in cakes.
If anyone has a guess as to how many M&Ms I should buy, or bc frosting to make to be on the safe side is appreciated!!
My other concerns are stacking the cake (with dowels...never did that before) and transporting the cake. Should I transport the cake assembled because I anticipated having to decorate the M&Ms once the tiers are together to make sure the pattern is such...and I can't imagine trying to put the tiers together with the M&Ms on the sides as I just picture M&Ms falling off and making a bigger mess...
Thank you in advance!! Much appreciated!