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2 questions about serving sizes and transporting tiered cakes!

post #1 of 40
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Just a few questions!! My original plan was to make a 10" and 6" tiered cake for my sisters engagement party, but I think there will be at least 50-60 people. Will this be enough? Or should I do 10 and 8, OR what about 10, 8 and 6 just to be safe? I plan on making them at least 4" high each(maybe even taller) I've never made a tiered cake before and am more then a little nervous, especially because I have to transport it 2 hours away from my house. I plan on using the SPS system since I've heard its very sturdy, BUT I will most likely be transporting it in my small Mazda 3. Will this work if someone is in the passenger seat holding it the whole time? I don't think putting it in the trunk is a good idea, and there's really no floor space to sit it flat on the floor. Appreciate any advice!

post #2 of 40

This will tell you how many servings there are in a 2 layer (4") cake.

post #3 of 40

I wouldn't trust anyone holding a tiered cake.  When you hold stuff it still tends to lean and not be straight. Do your back seats fold down?  If so, I would do that.  I have those spongy non-slip mats that I get at the store to always put under my cakes to ensure the box doesn't slip on the carpet of the car. Also, will this be buttercream?  driving 2 hours away with that you will have to make sure the air is cranking so it doesn't melt.
 

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post #4 of 40
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake View Post

This will tell you how many servings there are in a 2 layer (4") cake.

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

post #5 of 40
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Its going to be covered in MMF with white chocolate ganache underneath. I guess I should stick to making it just 2 tiers. What if I assembled it when I get there because it's going to be at a family members house, so it won't be a big deal to do that, except I plan on making a fondant border using a silicone rope mold. If I make the border ahead of time, can I still apply it easily (will it still be soft enough?) 

post #6 of 40
Thread Starter 

oh and my back seats do fold down, but not flat. Just to access the trunk

post #7 of 40

I would try to borrow a SUV. That would scare the pee out of me trying to deliver that in a car

post #8 of 40

I've sent tiered cakes off on people laps all the time. I've transported three tiers on DH's lap a couple of times. It's fine. Just let them know to try to keep it flat.

post #9 of 40
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There's no way to get a SUV or van. I could always hold it in my lap while my boyfriend drives but I don't trust his lead foot! HA! Has anyone applied a pre-made fondant border once getting to the location and assembling it there?

post #10 of 40

I would be really afraid it would dry out. Cal you roll and cut it on site?

post #11 of 40

What if she rolled the border out and gently wrapped it in Saran/Cling Wrap and stored it in a big air tight container?

post #12 of 40
Thread Starter 

I'm sure i could if i get there early enough. What about loosely wrapping it in saran wrap? 

post #13 of 40
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I'm sure i could if i get there early enough. What about loosely wrapping it in saran wrap? 

We posted at the same time. lol

post #14 of 40
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Originally Posted by darkchocolate View Post

What if she rolled the border out and gently wrapped it in Saran/Cling Wrap and stored it in a big air tight container?

Yes! thats what I was thinking! Have you tried it?

post #15 of 40
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Originally Posted by kellyk1234 View Post

Yes! thats what I was thinking! Have you tried it?

I just put my MMF decorations in an air tight container, like a Tupperware container.  The only thing, is that I didn't need it to be flexible.  As long as you don't add anything to make it hard, it should remain flexible.  Do you have time to put a "practice" piece in a container and see how it feels in a few days or a week or so?

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