I had a request for a 3 tier bday to feed 50 people. It has been so long since I did a stacked cake. I need help. I viewed Earlene's chart and it looks like 11,8 and 5. I guess it will make 56 servings. Is this correct? Does anyone have any suggestions. Does Earlene cut her servings in 1 inch servings? Please help. Oh and the cake is key lime. Will it be too moist to stack?
I prefer to use Wilton's chart for wedding or any tiered cake.
Most people don't have the odd sized pans. I would make a 10, 8, 6 or 5, if you have something you can bake in that's that small. The 5 would look better IMHO.
No, Earlene does not cut in 1" slices - she give a more generous serving and discards anything that is not exactly the same size or is odd shaped
No you cake is not supported by cake.....it is supported by what ever you use as your internal support system.......straws; SPS; plates & pillars etc.
So how moist a cake is should have no bearing on it being stacked.
I do 3", 6" & 9" rounds to feed 50
Thanks for the help. Kakeladi, I was thinking the same thing. I know that I have to put the cakes on cake boards and use dowel rods but, will a cake drum hold and transport this cake. SHe doesn't wanna use a cake stand since it's for a bday party. What would you use? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks you guys.
3in cakes are a PITA to ice! but they are so cute I won't give them up!
.........will a cake drum hold and transport this cake. ........
Sure A 'drum' is simply 3 or 4 cake cardboards stacked & glued together. To get extra strength, the corrugation of each round is given a 1/2 turn so it looks something like this: + or x. When stacked together it is super strong. I prefer to buy drums as I can never get the covering (foil) nice on the side
Thanks kakeladi. I was thinking it would. The cake shop that I buy my supplies from sell the drums. I will pick one up. I'll keep you posted. I may need more help.LOL