My First Wedding Cake! Help Please :d

Decorating By Nicolle711 Updated 4 Aug 2008 , 7:22pm by Nicolle711

Nicolle711 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 1:27pm
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Hiya! Well my cake tasting went really well yesterday and I got the job for my sisters friend's wedding. I am super excited since this is my first wedding cake.

I have a few questions though on cake pan sizes. I have attached the cake design the bride wants but I am not sure what cake pan sizes the tiers are, 14 & 10??? Can anyone give me an idea?

Also, I need to make enough cake for 200 people. 150 are confirmed but she wants to make sure there is enough cake just in case those who haven't rsvp'ed show up. So how many sheet cakes would I have to make in addition to the tiers and what sheet cake size pans will I need?

Sorry for all the questions, just not sure how to calculate the pan sizes Embarassed

Thanks for all your help!!!
LL

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danijus Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 3:21pm
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Congrats on your first wedding! The cake she picked is simple but very elegant. The tiers in the pic look kinda small like maybe a 10" and 8". Can't help on how much you'll need (sorry) just wanted to wish you good luck. If you go to the wilton website or earlenes cakes they have charts on how many servings for each size pan. HTH

Nicolle711 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 3:36pm
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Thanks a bunch! thumbs_up.gif I did think it was small 2 tier but she wanted a simple but elegant design and she loved this one I picked out. I would much rather it be a small cake since I have no experience applying fondant on cakes larger than 12", lol! I think I will do a 10" & 8". I just need help figuring out the sheet cake pans sizes and how many I will need to make.

Thank you for your suggestions! icon_biggrin.gif

KatieKake Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 3:54pm
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I think you should go with a 8 and 12, rather than 8 and 10. In the picture there is more than a 1 inch between the layers.

shorty56 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 3:57pm
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Originally Posted by KatieKake

I think you should go with a 8 and 12, rather than 8 and 10. In the picture there is more than a 1 inch between the layers.




agreed, that pic is definitely not an 8/10.

Nicolle711 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 3:59pm
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Thanks Katie, I did take another look at the pic and you are right, there seems to be more than 1 inch difference between cake tiers.

And danijus, I just went on Wilton and found the cake chart which also gives me the sheet cake dimensions I need! Thanks a bunch!!!

I will probably have more questions since the wedding is in less than 3 weeks
icon_surprised.gif So please bare with me icon_biggrin.gif

yelle66 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 4:10pm
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That is very funny b/c I am doing my first wedding cake next month and it is for 150 people and her colors are red, black and white. It will probably be similar to that cake only round.

Good luck!

Nicolle711 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 4:14pm
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lol! I love that cake because it is so simple yet so classy!

My bride wants fresh stargazer lillies on it and her colors will be black, white and dark purple. I am going to get a nice sheer purple material and put lights under it to dress up the front of the cake for presentation. As well as add a few bunches of stargazer lillies on the table. I can't wait!!! icon_biggrin.gif

I figured out what I am going to do with the sheet pans. 11x15 sheet pans serve around 60 people, so I will do 2 of them so they will have enough cake just in case they cut a little bigger in pieces icon_wink.gif And 8" & 12" tier will have to do icon_biggrin.gif

leah_s Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 4:19pm
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I'd suggest that you do kitchen cakes rather than sheet cakes for the additional servings.

CoutureCakeCreations Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 4:20pm
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It looks to me like a 12" and 8".

Nicolle711 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 4:24pm
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Hi Leah...btw what do you mean by "kitchen cakes" icon_redface.gif

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I'd suggest that you do kitchen cakes rather than sheet cakes for the additional servings.


kimmypooh79 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 5:08pm
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leah_s Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 6:42pm
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I also have it explained on my website. "The language of cake."

Nicolle711 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 6:48pm
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What is your website? icon_biggrin.gif


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I also have it explained on my website. "The language of cake."


biancas_mommy Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 7:14pm
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just click the "www" button at the bottom of leahs' post to go to her website. icon_smile.gif

Nicolle711 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 7:22pm
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Now I understand what you mean Leah icon_redface.gif Yes! I definitely will do kitchen cakes rather than sheet cakes.


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I'd suggest that you do kitchen cakes rather than sheet cakes for the additional servings.


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