Long Time No Post! Help With Wedding Cake Sizing?

Decorating By jammadave Updated 22 Dec 2008 , 5:54pm by leah_s

jammadave Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 2:38pm
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Hi guys! I've got a load of cakes to upload to my portfolio but i haven't had time to do so!

This time around, for a wedding in the family, I'm doing a groom's cake, and my girlfriend is making the wedding cake!

But I need to ask how large the wedding cake should be... it's 150 guests or so, and my girl was planning to make the cake in 10, 8, 6, and 4 inch tiers... I am assuming a double layer for each tier. Is that going to be enough?

My groom's cake will probably be about the equivalent of 4 9x13s' worth of cake itself, too.

Thanks!!
Dave

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kakeladi Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 5:49pm
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A 10x4" cake serves 39
An 8x4 cake serves 25
A 6x3 or 4 (if not saved for couple) serves 14

That the max each will serve if it is cut just right.
No, that won't be near enough. I suggest a 14 (74 serv), 10(39 serv), 6. Looks better and gets much closer to the #s needed.
If the grooms cake is 2" tall you will have 24 servings out of each 9x13. 24x4 = 98 max. Added to the brides cake you will have plenty. If that seems too much make the brides cake 12,9,6.

leah_s Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 5:54pm
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I really like the 6/8/10/12 "tower" look and make a lot of them. Many brides prefer that look, as it's in all the magazines. Serves 134 using the top tier, 120 not using the top tier.

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