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# What pan sizes do I need?

I am making a 4 tired wedding cake.  Round, square, round, square. It needs to feed at least 100 people. I feel like some square pans, although bigger, will be to small for  the round tier to fit. Make sense?  Thanks in advance.

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To compute the diagonal of a square (roughly and quickly) take the side measurement times 1 and 1/3.

If you start with a standard 6" round tier on top, (serves 12)

then an 8" square (serves 32).

Now you have to break out the math to figure out how big a round you need next.  8 X 1 1/3 = ~11, so an 11" round comes next (serves ~42)

That can sit on a 12" square, although it would look a little better on a 13" square.  The 12" square serves 72.

Four tiers is WAY too much cake.

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Originally Posted by pieceofpie

I feel like some square pans, although bigger, will be to small for  the round tier to fit.

You can put a round on the same size square, so a larger square under a smaller round will fit just fine.

A 10" square = 50, 9" round = 32, 6" square = 18, & 4" round = 6... that is exactly 100 servings, or 106 including the top tier.

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