I have been reading on CC for a while (first time posting) as i have started decorating cakes and will be taking the Wilton course 1 starting next week. I have offered to make a cake for my great aunts 100th birthday party coming up in 2 weeks. I need it to serve approx 100 people. I would like to do a 2 tier round cake. What sizes of cake pans would you recommend using to make it large enough to serve 100 people. I am thinking 14 inch on the bottom and 10 inch on the top (both double layer so approx 4 inch in height for each tier). I will be supporting it with wooden dowels and it will be covered in fondant.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated - i have made a few cakes and they have all turned out decently but nothing has been for such a special occasion and i want it to look good and taste good too!
Welcome to CC!
According to the wilton chart, you are right on target for servings. The 14" and 10" should serve 116. I personally like the look of taller cakes. Have you thought about making smaller tiers but doing three of them? A 12", 9", and 6" would also serve 100. Whatever you decide, I'm sure you will do a lovely job. You'll have to post a pic when it's done.
I thought of doing a 3 tier but i dont know if i should try a 3 tier on my first "big" cake. I would like to but i am slightly afraid to at the same time. Is doing a 3 tier much harder than a 2 tier?
I didn't think it was much harder, especially if it is covered in fondant. I find it easier to stack the tiers with fondant because you can gently touch the sides.