Decorating By Cathy26 Updated 20 Dec 2008 , 1:22am by tonedna

Cathy26 Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 8:45pm
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Hi everyone, ive just been asked to make a three tier cake for a retirement at my work. its a huge deal and there are going to be probably 150 people there.

Firstly, would a 10 inch and 8 inch tier feed this many? i planned to do a fruit cake for the top tier for the man to keep so i dont really want to cut it.

Secondly the plan for the cake is as follows:

Bottom tier - 2 hockey sticks crossed over - thats ok

Second tier - calculator and numbers (he's an accountant) - fine

Top tier - covered in little teeth (long story!!) and a figure of a man in a suit with a bald head and grey round the sides -AHHHHHHH!!

How best to make teeth shapes? and also any tips for making gumpaste figures? i plan to have him seated on the second tier and leaning on the top one. what is the best material to use for figures??

5 replies
kakeladi Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 8:51pm
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For 150 you will need far more than 10,8" tiers. But then you mention fruit cake.......so you are not using Wilton servings nor typical American type cake.
Others here can help you more w/a figure. I have made a few but I'm not that well versed in best waysicon_smile.gif The best material would be a mix of 50% gumpaste and 50% fondant.

nicole379 Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 8:56pm
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aine2 has awesome tutorials on her site.

I beleive it's extraicingonthecake.com

Thanks to her I made the little penguins in my winter wonderland cake.

Cakechick123 Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 9:42pm
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50/50 mix would be the best for the figurines, make the teeth from gumpaste. A 8 & 10" wont give nearly enough sponge cake servings. I use this chart to calculate the servings

indydebi Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 1:09am
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If you are wanting 150 servings out of just two tiers, then you're looking at a 16" and a 12" (100 servings and 56 servings). If height is no object, then if it was me, I'd make a 14/10/8 which serves 78/38/24 = 140, per the wilton wedding chart. A 14/12/8 serves 78/56/24 = 158.


tonedna Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 1:22am
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I agree with Indydebi..you need more cake to feed 150 people!

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