What Size Pans?

Decorating By soobsessedwithcake Updated 19 Jun 2008 , 7:07pm by CakeDiva73

soobsessedwithcake Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 6:52pm
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I am doing my first wedding cake in October and the bride would like a 4 tier cake with the base being square, then round, square, round. It needs to feed 125 people. So my question is what size pans should I use to make it look best. I have seen some where the square cake almost looks too big for the round cake underneath it. I was thinking 6"round, 8" square, 10" round, and 12" sqaure. Would that be good or give me the too big square issue? Thanks for the help!

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diane Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 7:02pm
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if you go with a 6" and 10" rounds and 8" and 12" squares you should have plenty.

6"+ 10" (round) = 50 servings
8" + 12" (square) =104 servings

see chart above.

CakeDiva73 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 7:07pm
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Not taking into consideration servings, I think a 3" difference looks better on stacked cakes. Sometimes the 2" appears a bit squat, which is not a bad look. If you have these size pans, I would stack them and see if it looks too squished together.

(Not sure about what designs you're putting on the top or sides)

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