Help With My First Wedding Cake

By Sweet-Kakes Updated 14 Apr 2009 , 10:39am by JanH

Sweet-Kakes Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 3:27am
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Hi, everyone! I am doing my first wedding cake, for a wedding next Saturday. It is small, 12 in and 8 in tiers. My question is, if I am using the wasc recipe, how many boxes of cake mix will I need for the 12 in pan? I know the 8 in holds the 1 box recipe of wasc, but got no clue how to plan for the 12. Thanks so much for the help!!!

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xstitcher Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 7:16am
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Originally Posted by Sweet-Kakes

Hi, everyone! I am doing my first wedding cake, for a wedding next Saturday. It is small, 12 in and 8 in tiers. My question is, if I am using the wasc recipe, how many boxes of cake mix will I need for the 12 in pan? I know the 8 in holds the 1 box recipe of wasc, but got no clue how to plan for the 12. Thanks so much for the help!!!

Best thing to do when in doubt is measure the pans with cups of water then do some simple math. Or you could use the Wilton chart:

http://cakecentral.com/article14-Cake-Baking-Cutting--Serving-Guide---2-in-Deep-Pans.html

HTH and good luck with the cake!

JanH Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 10:39am
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Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188.html

The above super thread has links to Wilton's cake preparation and servings guides by pan size, and SO MUCH MORE.

To determine how much batter is needed per pan use the cake preparation links as they will give required batter requirements by pan size.

The WASC cake made with 2 DH cake mixes will yield a tad over 14 cups of batter.

Now you can find out how much batter you need by pan size, and you know each full recipe of WASC yields 14 cups of batter - so you should be good to go!

HTH