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First wedding cake and cupcakes timeline help?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

My first wedding cake will be in June and Im not sure how to have time for it all, or when to make the cupcakes. I've never frozen my cakes or cupcakes so Id need some advice with that. 

 

She is having 250 guests and we decided to do only 50 cupcakes- vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream 

and wants a 3 tier buttercream cake. What size cake pans should i do for it to feed that many people?

 

 

Thanks: )

post #2 of 13
There will be more people here to tell you exact sizes of cakes but there gonna have to be big to feed that many people than the cake will look short fat and squatty if she only wants 3 tiers. You can make a smaller size cake than make what they call kitchen cakes to make up the difference in how many servings you'll need.
post #3 of 13
You cook the layers of cakes level in pan than wrap in cling wrap a few times to freeze. Take out of freezer a few hours before you plan on decorating and leave cling wrap on while its thawing out on your counter. I've never froze cupcakes.
post #4 of 13
I do the same as kaz. Cupcakes freeze fine too. I just put mine in a zip loc.
post #5 of 13
This is wiltons cake cutting chart it tells you how many servings you get in round cakes but a 16 round serves a 100 than go down from there if she wants a 3 tier cake you need to make a smaller cake and make kitchen cakes to make up the severings. I would make something like a 12, 8, 6 tier cake than a couple kitchen cakes.

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

Course I just figured out that a 12, 8, 6 only feeds like a 100 people but make a couple kitchen cakes to make up the difference or add a couple tiers in.
post #6 of 13
I can't believe that no one else is jumping in here on suggestions on cake sizes I'm terrible at figuring cake sizing.
post #7 of 13
I just look at the chart and do the math. I don't count on one piece per person if there's a full meal and alcohol. Here's another link from Wilton that may help.

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/tiered-cakes/serving-amounts-all.cfm
post #8 of 13

For a three tier to feed 200 is kind of tricky. You would have to go with like a 16 inch a 14 inch and 10 inch or something like that. Maybe you should ask if a 4 tier would be okay.

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by rdjr View Post

For a three tier to feed 200 is kind of tricky. You would have to go with like a 16 inch a 14 inch and 10 inch or something like that. Maybe you should ask if a 4 tier would be okay.

See I thought of those sizes too but thought the cake would look squatty I like either adding one more smaller tier or looking at the chart that Annie provided.
post #10 of 13

Oh don't use a 10" for the top tier.  No.  You will definitely need at least four tiers.  A 14-12-10-8-6 gives you 208 servings, plus your cupcakes would meet what you need.  If you can find odd sizes like a 13 or 11 that would probably look better.  I like to have at least 3 inches between tiers but that's just my personal preference.

post #11 of 13
Here's a pan set that are odd sizes like Annie talked about.

www.globalsugarart.com/pan-set-inches-odd-round-cake-pan-set-by-fat-daddio-p-20072.html
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 

Ok well I asked her and we can do 3 tiers and do the kitchen cakes, but does someone have a good timeline for baking and frosting the cakes in time? especially the cupcakes mine always get hard when i try to pre frost them before an event :/  any ideas? 

post #13 of 13
You can bake and freeze the cakes now just cling wrap them really good and when you thaw them out leave the cling wrap on them on your counter while thawing. You can decorate the cake the day before the wedding and have the cake sit out overnight as long as your not using anything perishable on the cake. As far as cupcakes go like I said I've never froze them before they get eaten around my house way before I can freeze them. I do have a awesome vanilla cupcake recipe made from scratch but I'm not sure how they would freeze.

http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2011/09/ultimate-vanilla-cupcake-test-baked-by.html
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