Cake For 100 People?

Decorating By kelbear Updated 3 Mar 2009 , 4:38pm by tastyart

kelbear Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 4:39am
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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!


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tastyart Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 5:39am
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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.

kelbear Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 12:50pm
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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?

tastyart Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 4:38pm
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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.

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