Yeah, I'm so excited! I get to do a cake for a friend's shower & it's NOT for 20 people. She's actually invited 120---in her 30's & 1st baby--but the girl hosting said "oh, you don't have to make it for that many we can cut them really small since there will be a lot of other food". She's really sweet & doesn't want to ask me to "do so much". But I'm thrilled I get to make a tiered cake!!!!
So, do you think a
6, 8 & 12" round --about 92 servings
Should I buy 9" pans & 6,9, 12 would give about 102
Or 6, 8 rounds & 12" square--abt 108
I could always do cupcakes as well if needed
The only thing I've gotten for inspiration is the cutest bedding http://www.bananafishinc.com/prodpg.php?product_id=261
I'm really wanting to do it good. Some fondant pieces, bows, booties, etc. But I'm not sure what would look good & not gaudy. Since this will be my first chance to "impress" so many people I'm excited but nervous too.
Do you guys have suggestions,sketches or pics that can lead me in the right direction? At least I have 1 month before it's due & not tomorrow (like my last request!)
I did a baby shower cake with a bow and booties...you could easily make it 3 tier and add other things to it....
here is a few other cakes for inspiration from fellow CCers. Good luck!(everyone loves a novelty cake!)
Congrats on your upcoming cake creation. I know your excitement.
The attached cake I made was for a b'day but could easily be used for a shower. The circles & color combination seems perfect for your bedding match
The 6, 9, 12 round combination will look better (IMHO).
That or the sq 12" bottom w/the 9 (or 10), 6 rounds. This might give you a bit more decorating leeway. You could put gp bassinet, booties, bottle, rattle etc on each corner.
This is a pic of a wedding cake that I did. I think it could be changed fairly easily to go with the bedding. A topper of baby things would be cute instead of the birds.
Here a a couple of designs that you could incorporate together. maybe stripes on bottom layer, circles/dots on 2nd layer, and so on....http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=46719
Please post your finished cake.
I did think about stripes on one layer, dots on another, but no clue what would go on the 3rd. I also like a bow I saw made out of straight ropes of fondant instead of flat pieces. I'm just so terrified that I won't be able to pull off a "total" look & where I would place booties, a bow, etc.
I will post my final pic, but it will be next month. Hopefully I can pull it off.
Thanks for the pics so far.