Question About Sizes On A Stacked Cake. Will It Look Right?

Decorating By mariak Updated 22 May 2009 , 6:28pm by LetThereBeCake07

mariak Posted 19 May 2009 , 5:00pm
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I am making an anniversary cake for sixty people. I wanted to get the serving size as close as possible . If I do a 12,10, and 8 it will be to big. If I do a 10,8, and 6 it will be to small. My question is; Can I do a 12, 8, and 6 and will it look right? I guess I just can't picture it in my head so if anyone has done one like this could they post a picture? Thanks

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bashini Posted 19 May 2009 , 5:06pm
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Hi, when I do stacked cakes, I like to keep 3" between the tiers. Sometimes I keep 2" as well. Can you do 12/9/6 ? Will it give the portions you need? I personaly like those sizes. icon_smile.gif

mariak Posted 19 May 2009 , 5:13pm
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You know what, I never thought of doing a 9. I don't have that pan so I guess that is why but I think I will get it. Thanks!

tinygoose Posted 19 May 2009 , 5:16pm
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I have a 6/9/12 in my pics (dragonfly cake) it was a nice combo.

superwawa Posted 22 May 2009 , 6:18pm
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mariak - your question was perfect timing for me! I am also planning for a crowd of 60 and have been having issues sorting out the right cake sizes to use. My order specified Round only so I can't even play around mix & match.

But now I think my chart/guidelines are off or I have totally fudged the math (quite possible at this point) - because I was thinking of the 6/8/12 combo and I thought that would produce 100 servings?

LetThereBeCake07 Posted 22 May 2009 , 6:28pm
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6, 9, 12 make 100 servings if each teir is 2 cakes with filling,2 layers (4" high) or 50 servings if each teir is one layer, 1 cake (2")

this is my most fave round combo

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