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post #16 of 35
I will be following this thread for sure! Such a great and needed app for cakers to have handy on the go!
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post #17 of 35
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It's handy that this quickly suggests pan sizes, however it only suggests all the same size pan. I badly want something that will calculate mixed shape cakes - there are very few charts for those.




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post #18 of 35
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I guess I was expecting a little more for that price too.
post #19 of 35
I have the app, and I love it!! Whenever im planning a cake i use it to make sure the number of tiers will work out with the number of serves I need.
Its simple and effective, I can't wait for future updates they sound great!
post #20 of 35

I did a review of this on my blog a while ago, but the test was the day that I forgot my price book at home during tasting appointments. I was able to use the app to price everything that day so it saved me a bunch of follow-up emails. That alone made it worth it to me!

post #21 of 35

CAn you customize the serving charts? I don't use Wilton, I use an average between Wilton and Earlene. This would be useless to me if I can't, but really handy at the bridal show I have coming up, if I can. 

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post #22 of 35
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CAn you customize the serving charts? I don't use Wilton, I use an average between Wilton and Earlene. This would be useless to me if I can't, but really handy at the bridal show I have coming up, if I can. 

You can change the serving size...I use an average too. Let me look...Yes, there's a custom serving size and you can choose a range of sizes from 0.25 inches to 8 inches width and depth. So you could adjust for 6" tall cakes too if you wanted to do that.

post #23 of 35
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You can change the serving size...I use an average too. Let me look...Yes, there's a custom serving size and you can choose a range of sizes from 0.25 inches to 8 inches width and depth. So you could adjust for 6" tall cakes too if you wanted to do that.

Hmmm, I'm not sure the exact size my slices are, can I just type in 6" serves 10, 8" serves 20, 9" serves 26, and so on? 

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post #24 of 35

You can go into the stacking feature and choose one tier, then mess with the serving size in the custom serving section until it gets to the serving count you estimate for that tier. (It makes sense if you see it.) Once you do that you can figure out how big the servings you're using are, and estimate from there.

post #25 of 35
I love it for the reasons that costumeczar said. I can give someone a rough quote anytime, anywhere. Good work.
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post #26 of 35

I'd like to thank the app developers for creating this app!

 

Yes, its pricier than many 99c and 1.99 apps, but this app is targeting a small population. Its not like it will sell like Angry Birds, LOL.

 

Write is off as a business expense, y'all! But seriously, you are complaining about spending $8?? I would have saved that in my time alone after using it for three cake quotes. Seriously, I love not having to calculate servings in various tier orientations. This to me is invaluable - I sit there with clients and give them options for their cake tiers, as we discuss their cake. I use it to work up my basic prices when writing up my quotes. I have it on my iPhone and my iPad so its handy wherever I am working or if I'm on the road and someone calls.

 

If I could suggest future features:

  • maybe the function of being able to save three fully tiered cake options? So you do not have to cancel each calculation result before doing another one? That way you can have a three-way comparo or something.
  • I would like to be able to calculate a whole cake using different height tiers as well. Sometimes there is a 2" tall tier plus a 6" tall and two 4" tall tiers...currently I would need to work out and write down each result and then add it up manually. Perhaps an easier way to manage this would be to add in several more 'custom' cake portion sizes where the sizes could be left in a list so I wouldn't have to manually type in another size each time I need to calculate an odd height tier (and therefore odd portion size)? And if you could then 'save' this calculated tier, you could build a truly custom cake in the app, by adding it to other completed tiers.

 

I hope this all makes sense.  Thanks again for the app - I wish you lots of success!

 

Oh, and also wanted to add my voice to the straight line method of cutting and serving cake tiers. Please consider this in the app, as its the standard method of cutting and serving round tiers here as well.

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post #27 of 35
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Write is off as a business expense, y'all! But seriously, you are complaining about spending $8?? I would have saved that in my time alone after using it for three cake quotes.

Yes! I don't understand why $8 is such an issue for something that's such a time saver in the long run. And like I said, it saved my butt from having to go home and calculate everything twice one day.

post #28 of 35
It looks like the caked tierer app is on sale for $5.99 for anyone who is interested. The sale lasts until 12/31.
post #29 of 35
Jenbug1: I hope you will reconsider making an android version! I would love to be able to use this app on my tablet!
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post #30 of 35
I'm about to try your app, I'm an at home decorator and will get lots of use, I'm sure. Adding a feature to design the cake would be spectacular! Good luck with the updates, I'm sure you have a number of eager decorators waiting icon_smile.gif
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