Do You Think.....

Decorating By CodysMa Updated 15 Sep 2008 , 3:33am by lilahcakes

CodysMa Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:11pm
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i have my first wedding cake this coming weekend.... icon_biggrin.gif i just have one question is a 14" 12" and a 10" ok?? or is that going to look to big and bulky?? I'm worried it will just look like a big pile of cake....its for a little over 100 people....

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leah_s Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:24pm
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According to the Wilton charts for wedding cakes (which is the chart you should consult for serving sizes) a 6/9/12 = 100 servings, including the top tier. I personally think that's more visually pleasing, but every wedding cake I do has a 6" top tier, without exception. If you're working with florists, they will expect your top tier to be 6" in diameter.

If they are planning to save the top tier, then 6/8/10/12 = 120.

I personally think that a 10" looks too chunky for a top tier. But that is just my opinion. But then, I do about 100 weddings a year, and pretty much do wedding cakes exclusively. But still, just my opinion.

lovinkakes Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:29pm
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So using the great tutorial on CC about how to draw cakes, here's a 10 12 14:

(If you can't see it, you may have to click on the red x 2 or 3 times until the error message goes away and it will pop up in a different window).

Are you using Wilton counts? then that serves 172.
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Deb_ Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:30pm
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Will they be cutting the top tier or saving it for the 1 yr. Anniversary?

I like the look of a tiered cake with tiers that have at least 4" difference in size from the one they are stacked on. Now, I have done 14, 12, 10,8, and 6, and because it was so tall and had 5 tiers it looked nice. I'm a little concerned that the 14,12, and 10 will look short and stumpy. Maybe add a 6" on top of the 10, if the client is set on those numbers. HTH thumbs_up.gif

kelleym Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:32pm
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I agree with leahs, I would not use a 10" as the top tier, it is way too big. I have only used 5", 6" and 7" sizes for top tiers.

summernoelle Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:35pm
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The 10 on the top will be way to big. It won't look rihgt, like half the cake is missing! The largest top I've even done is a 7, and even that was pushing it.

CodysMa Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:44pm
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Thank you Thank you Thank you....I thought it wouldnt look right but i wasnt sure. I was not looking on the wilton serving chart it was another one. I was stressing out about this but i feel better now. Thanks for all the help!

AZCakeGirl Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:55pm
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I agree, I think the 10" top will look too big & like you forgot to put the "real" top tier on the cake. You need something smaller, I would recommend a 6" top. I'm assuming since you are new to this, you probably don't have a lot of pan sizes, so how about a 14" - 10" - 6" since you already have the 14" & the 10"???

That should give you enough cake, looks nice together (exactly 4 inches between each tier) & I know you can buy the 6" pans at Wal-mart in the craft dept. for only about $5.00 a piece so you wouldn't be putting out much more money than you have already spent on pans.

mazz Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:10pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lovinkakes

So using the great tutorial on CC about how to draw cakes, here's a 10 12 14:

(If you can't see it, you may have to click on the red x 2 or 3 times until the error message goes away and it will pop up in a different window).

Are you using Wilton counts? then that serves 172.




Can you tell me where the Tutorial is on CC about how to draw cakes?

It would be a great help.

Thank you.

Tona Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:35pm
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I agree the 10 will be to large for the top teir. I always do a 6 or 7 for the top.

lilahcakes Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 3:33am
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Originally Posted by mazz

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Originally Posted by lovinkakes

So using the great tutorial on CC about how to draw cakes, here's a 10 12 14:

(If you can't see it, you may have to click on the red x 2 or 3 times until the error message goes away and it will pop up in a different window).

Are you using Wilton counts? then that serves 172.



Can you tell me where the Tutorial is on CC about how to draw cakes?

It would be a great help.

Thank you.



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