## Do You Think This Will Work??

By jenangel1229 Updated 4 May 2008 , 1:09am by kakeladi

jenangel1229 Posted 3 May 2008 , 4:11pm
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I am going to be making a large graduation cake for a dear friend's son. They are having about 150ppl there and they don't want a traditional cake. I was thinking about doing a 12 inch round bottom tier, next doing two 8x6 books, then a 10 inch round tier, and a 8 inch tier. My calculations are about 158 servings. What does everyone think?

Thanks for the imput.

Jen

3 replies
cakesbyallison Posted 3 May 2008 , 4:55pm
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Are the 8x6 books, single layers? I would say - although this is a big cake, for party serving sizes, it would serve about 100-120. If you want to go w/ more wedding size servings, you'd probably be OK. Otherwise, I'd go w/ a 14" round base.

jenangel1229 Posted 3 May 2008 , 4:59pm
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Yes I was going to do single layer book, but I could do double layer cakes. Do you think that would bring me up to the 150 mark then?

kakeladi Posted 4 May 2008 , 1:09am
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Each 8x6x4 cake will serve 24. The 12x4 = 54; the 10x4 =35 and an 8x4 = 25. Looks like just over 150.
Yes, it is a party cake BUT....you are using sizes of tiers the same as if it were served at a wedding so you figure each servings to be 1x2x4. This is *THE SAME* amount of cake as if you were serving 'party sizes' of 2x2x2. It is MORE cake than one gets in a regular sized cupcake