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Cake tier sizes for this wedding cake?

post #1 of 21
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The bride sent me this wedding cake pic. I'm not sure if it is 2 inch differences (6,8,10,12) or 3 inch.

post #2 of 21

you cant see the picture but what you really need to know is how many servings she needs.

post #3 of 21
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Oh my, sorry...lol

post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake View Post

you cant see the picture but what you really need to know is how many servings she needs.

She needs around 120, but she wants the tiers to look like the pic. She's not worried about having to many servings, since she'll have company in town (she said they are sweet heads). There will be a small grooms cake that will feed around 20-30.

post #5 of 21

It's really hard to tell from pics but it looks like 4, 8,10 and 14? or maybe 4, 7, 9, 12and it looks like the second tier up is 6" high. It's gonna be a lot of cake.

post #6 of 21
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Thanks! I thought the top and bottom tiers looked wider. I totally forgot to tell you the 12 inch will be a dummy. I guess I should've had that second cup of coffee before jumping on here. I know this sounds dumb, but would you use any type of support system in the bottom tier? This will be my first time using a faux tier.

post #7 of 21

no...I would use the SPS system though...Just google it. It's pretty cheap and people swear by it.

post #8 of 21

have you used the Wilton wedding cake chart to figure how many servings the other tiers will be? Don't know how you figure servings of a 3 layer...

post #9 of 21

You don't need a support system IN the 12" dummy. It'll act like a giant cake board for your 9" tier. Just make sure to "glue" it to your base with royal (you could even use non-edible glue since it's a dummy) and start with your internal support system for the 9" tier. Does that make sense?

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post #10 of 21

SIx, how many servings would a 9" 3 layer be?

post #11 of 21

Yeesh, if you go by the wilton chart, at the bottom is the servings for "other pan depths" and they figure a 1 layer 8" at 9 and a 1 layer 10" at 15, so split the difference at 12. So if a 2-layer 9" is listed at 32, add 12 more, would be 44 servings. Someone please correct me if that's not right!! icon_lol.gif

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post #12 of 21

I did not ever go down that far on the chart...good to know

post #13 of 21

I don't know if that's right. I was thinking the easiest way to figure it would've been to just divide the 9" in half since it's listed as a 2 layer, but that gives 16 servings instead of the 12 that I figured from the bottom chart. They wouldn't cut it as a 1 layer and a 2 layer, they would just cut it skinnier...but that would give a pretty wafer thin piece of cake. :/  I do 2 layer cake tiers-- can't ya tell?

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post #14 of 21
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I'll probably do a barrel cake for the 10 inch (In the picture it looks like one). That will give me 90 servings, and I can always make the grooms cake a little larger.

post #15 of 21

I made a layer in a wedding cake 6".When it came time to slice it it was very difficult. The pieces would fall over because they were too tall and very thin. I'm sure there is a proper way to do it. The tall tiers have become very popular

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