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I have agreed to make a two tier birthday cake  for a surprise 50th birthday for my sister in law.

 

Thing is, I dont know how big to make it! Iv never made anything like this before. I have only made cakes for my own little family before so now im stressing!! The party is to cater for 100 people.

 

I was thinking 2 x10 inch bottom tier (making it about 4" deep) and then a 2 x 6 inch top tier (also about 4" deep). Does this sound right?

 

Also, when you place your top tier on, does it sit on its board ?

 

Any help gratefully received.

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Maybe this will help you out.  If you are still worried about not having enough you can always make some extra cupcakes to go along with your cake. With Wedding cakes people normally have other food to eat at the reception and the wedding cake servings are normally smaller.  I am not sure about birthday parties. Someone here can probably help you out better than me. And yes when you have tier cakes the top cake will need their own cake plates along with dowels in the bottom cake for support to hold up the top cake. /Mary

 

http://www.freewebs.com/khalstead/cakeservingsguide.htm
 

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6" round = 12 servings;  10" round = 39 servings.  And you must support the top tier with a cardboard and dowels.  I usually suggest SPS, but I see you're in the UK.

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Those serving amounts are US wedding slices - 1 x 2 x 4 = 8 cubic inches

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Originally Posted by remnant3333 View Post

Maybe this will help you out.  If you are still worried about not having enough you can always make some extra cupcakes to go along with your cake. With Wedding cakes people normally have other food to eat at the reception and the wedding cake servings are normally smaller.  I am not sure about birthday parties. Someone here can probably help you out better than me. And yes when you have tier cakes the top cake will need their own cake plates along with dowels in the bottom cake for support to hold up the top cake. /Mary

 

http://www.freewebs.com/khalstead/cakeservingsguide.htm
 

      Thank you very much for the guide, its really helpful :)

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Originally Posted by leah_s View Post

6" round = 12 servings;  10" round = 39 servings.  And you must support the top tier with a cardboard and dowels.  I usually suggest SPS, but I see you're in the UK

 

     Thank you for your help :)


Edited by mo63 - 1/3/13 at 1:24pm
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