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Decorating By matwogirls Updated 8 Jul 2008 , 6:35pm by ShortcakesSweets

matwogirls Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 4:17am
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each tiers would be 4" thick 3 or 4 tiers. what would you recommend for sizes. everything that I come up with is either too large or too small. now all I have is the wilton cake data chart. Anyone have any ideas?


14,10,8,6=156 (but I am worried the larger bottom tier will look off)

16,12,8=180 (I have never done a 16" before, eek!!!)


Any advise would be great,

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kimmypooh79 Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 5:11am
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The best I could come up with was 14, 12, and 9 on the wedding chart for 166 servings. Also 16, 12, 9, and 7 but that was using the party cakes chart. I assume the cake is round. What about the top tier for the couple to keep? Did you count that?

matwogirls Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 5:13am
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thanks so much for helping me. The couple does not want to keep a tier and yes you are right that it is round.


kimmypooh79 Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 5:18am
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Sure no problem, do you think that combination will work for you?

matwogirls Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 5:32am
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I don't know if I have a 9 or a 7" pan kicking around. I was given alot of pans awhile ago, I just don't remember if I have those two. I don't think I do. Otherwise yes, it does work


ShortcakesSweets Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 5:37am
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I just did a 5 tier wedding cake back in June to serve 250. I used 16" as the largest tier and I distinctly remember that the chart said the 16" layer would serve 100 alone.
So the rest of the tiers were 14,12,10 and 6 (mine didn't keep the top layer either). So if you leave off the 16" layer you will have 150.
It's in my pics if you'd like to look ~ it's the fondant covered one with fondant dasies and leaves. Hope this helps.

kimmypooh79 Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 5:51am
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I got a 2 pack of the 9's for about $12 at Michaels, don't know if they have the 7 though. If they do you should be able to get what you need for about $25 dollars even though it would be great if you could use what you have.

Shortcake--Maybe I'm crazy but I didn't get the same number you did with the 14, 12, 10, and 6 combo.

ccr03 Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 4:40pm
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Using Earlene's chart, I got 148 for the 14/12/10/6.

kimmypooh79 Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 5:16pm
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I was going by the wilton one....didn't know there was another chart. Where can I find it?

ccr03 Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 5:23pm
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Her sizes are a bit bigger than Wilton's

ShortcakesSweets Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 6:35pm
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You will have plenty of cake with the 14, 12, 10 and 6.

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