Need Help On How Many To Feed 300

Decorating By holliewest Updated 28 Apr 2008 , 3:11am by FromScratch

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holliewest Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 7:37pm
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I have tried to do the math...just can't get it right. I need to do a wedding cake to feed 300. The bride wants a stacked round tier. She is okay with there being 2 or 4 round tiers set on the sides of the cake. I just can't figure out what would be the best set up for this! I had the idea that an 18, 14, 10, 6 and maybe 2 10" on the side. Any suggestions would be soooo appreciated. Thanks.

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cakebaker1957 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 8:06pm
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Are your pan's 2 or 3in?
With that said, if you go with Wiltons sizes and if you dont want to fool with a 18 in cake i would do a 14/12/10/8 then 3 10in for a total of 310
if your pans are 3in you would have a little more
If you go by Earlenes cake sizes you would have to do either a larger bottom like you were going to you would have to do 3 10in extras Is the bride saving the top? Take that into conserderation too Earlene's sizes give you more cake Hope this helps

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indydebi Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 9:41pm
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Per the wilton wedding cake chart which is what I go by, a 6/8/10/12/14/16 will serve 308. I made one this size for a bridal show .... here's a pic. http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1195241

How tall do they want to go?

I'm biased and think a wedding cake should TOWER over the reception! I've envious you get to do one this big!!

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FromScratch Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 9:57pm
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Oooooh!! I would LOVE to do a big tall cake like that!! Sooooooo pretty and impressive. But if you don't want to fool with a giant cake do a smaller cake and kitchen cakes out back.

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SHADDI Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 9:58pm
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wilton chart here has lots of different ways to set up too about 300 but you can always change the size of the cake to be 300 serving.

http://www.wilton.com/wedding/cakeinfo/choosing/all.cfm

i hope that helps..

shaddi

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holliewest Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 10:26pm
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Thank you all for the ideas!!!! I really appreciate all the imput. This is my first BIG order and I am nervous.

A few of you suggested doing just the 2 inch (6/8/10/12...) difference in the pans than doing say the 4 inch (6/10/14)...how do you think that would look? She has requested a ribbon around the center of each layer and fake rose petals floating on the cake.

I am still new to what looks good and doesn't.

AGAIN, THANK YOU!!!

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SHADDI Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 10:49pm
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For me? i think it would look flat if you do it 2" instead of the 4". but that's just me.

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FromScratch Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 3:11am
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The 2" difference doesn't look flat. I have a lot of cakes in my photos that are 2" difference if you want to see what it'd look like. You will get more servings from your tiers. I do like the 4" difference.. but the 2" difference isn't going to look like a big pyramid or anything. icon_smile.gif

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