A Three Tier Cake To Feed 50

Decorating By tannersmom Updated 21 Feb 2009 , 3:51pm by tannersmom

tannersmom Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 2:01am
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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?


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kakeladi Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 2:42am
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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 icon_sad.gif
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.

salsaman42 Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 4:48pm
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I do 3", 6" & 9" rounds to feed 50

tannersmom Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 11:51pm
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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.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 2:46am
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3in cakes are a PITA to ice! but they are so cute I won't give them up!

kakeladi Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 3:08pm
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.........will a cake drum hold and transport this cake. ........
Sureicon_smile.gif 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 icon_sad.gif

tannersmom Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 3:51pm
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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


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