My hubby and I are renewing our vows in a couple weeks and of course I'm doing my own cake. it's going to be a small ceremony, only about 40 people, but i want to do a 3-tier cake. i thought i'd do small tiers, 8", 6", and 4", for a sort of "miniature" wedding cake look. but should my tiers still be 4" high? will that look funky? seems like the top tier especially would look odd since it's only 4" in diameter and it would be as tall as it is wide.
what do you guys think? should i just bake single layers and torte them for like a 2-3" tier? or stick with the two-layer, 4"?
I think you might need a little bit more cake than you're planning on to feed 40 guests...a 6 inch and an 8 inch will feed 23 people, and I think the 4 inch would feed 4 people...
So maybe a 10, an 8 and a 6, normal height.
I made an 8, 6, 4 cake for my sister's birthday and the tiers were a normal height, and it didn't look weird at all
really? i was going by wilton party servings, which says a 6 and 8 will serve 32 people, not 23. 12 servings from the 6 and 20 from the 8. so i figured we could get the extra 8 from the 4", based on 12 servings in a 6"...am i wrong? LOL i just reread that and that's a lot of numbers...
6" = 12 servings
8" = 20 servings
4" = estimated 8 servings
i guess 8 does seem like a lot for that little 4" cake! huh. plus now that you mention it...if i don't do 4" tiers that's even fewer servings!
thanks...i'll have to rethink this. i just hate when you have like, huge amounts of cake left over after the party. but i guess that's better than running out!
well i guess that makes sense...earlene's servings are more generous than wilton's. thanks for bringing my attention to it though! knowing me i'd have just whipped up my little cake and been dumbfounded when there wasn't enough. maybe i'd better do a 10, 8, 6 like you suggested. thanks again!!