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.
Cake tier sizes for this wedding cake?
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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.
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.
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?
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!!
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?