One Last ? I Think ...

Decorating By TheCakerator Updated 21 Mar 2008 , 12:35pm by TheCakerator

TheCakerator Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 9:16pm
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Ok, So I know I have been asking around a lot lately about cake sizes/serving proportions, and don't mean to be so annoying, but I think I have it figured out for an upcoming wedding this June. I need to serve 275 people. Using Wilton serving sizes if I use

18in square
14in round
8in square
6in round (anniversary cake)

I should get 271 servings. My question now is, will a 14in round sit on an 18in square base cake, and still look ok? I just need reassurance that these sizes will give me enough cake pieces, and still look ok sitting out for the reception .. anyone?

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TheCakerator Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 10:11pm
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anyone? I see some peekers ...

beachcakes Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 10:25pm
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I like mixed shapes. There is a mixed shape gallery under wedding photos.

Could you replace the 8" sq. with a 10" sq.? that way it would be a uniform 4" difference throughout the cake?

Do you have dummies you could play with to see if you like it?

indydebi Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 10:32pm
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I think it will look great. An 8" cake may be 8" across from side to side, but it's about 10" from corner to corner, so you'll have your 4" at the points.

Stack your pans up to give you an idea of what looks best to you.

TheCakerator Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 10:59pm
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I don't have enough pans to stack and get the actual cake design. I just needed reassurance that these sizes would look ok, and if indydebi say's Im set, then Im set! thumbs_up.gif

Momkiksbutt Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 11:05pm
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I think it sounds fabulous! Can't wait to see the results!!

TheButterWench Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 11:05pm
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how are you going to bake the cake if you don't even have the pans to stack?

TheCakerator Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 1:17am
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I have the pans, but I only have one six inch round, so I wouldn't be able to get the full height of the top layer, I don't have an eighteen inch square cake pan, but I have a few of some pans to bake in and shape from .. I can make the cake, I just don't have enough of the pans to assemble it like a real cake.

indydebi Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 1:21am
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Tape off an 18" square on your counter or cut a piece of newspaper that is 18" square. Then set your 14" on this, and so on.

I think you're more concerned with how they space out edge to edge than you are about the height, so only having one pan of a particular size shouldn't be a biggy just for this exercise. thumbs_up.gif

TheCakerator Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 12:35pm
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that's a smart idea .. I guess I did not think of that ..

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