regardless of what's in the picture, how many people is she expecting? If she's expecting 100, then I'd go with 14/10/6 (which is what I use for 100 guests).
I am more looking into specifics on thsi cake so I can better explain things to her. To me this cake looks like 6-10-14 so if she needs less servings I can explain to her how it will change her cake. She said she needed a cake for 80 people. Her wedding isn't until May so we have loads of time to work out the specifics, but I like to be prepared. I want to make sure that I am seeing thing right so I can better guide her.
She said that she has been "stuck on this cake" (her words) so I don't want to burst her bubble when the proportions are exact and I want to make sure that my brain is seeing it right.. if that makes any sense. I have been making halloween costumes and helping my mom fold tax bills (she'e the tax collector for her town) so my brain is total MUSH.
I think you might be right, but it is very hard to tell from a pic. Once a gal posted a pic & asked what the sizes were and everyone guessed.........WRONG.
It happened to be a mini - something like 2, 5, 7 and most of us guessed 6,10, 14
I agree you need to work from how many servings she needs.
Stack up cake pans or styro to show the size. Really works good