Cake Tiers Sizing

Decorating By kjenne08 Updated 16 Jun 2009 , 11:04pm by jlynnw

kjenne08 Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 10:45pm
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Hi all. I am making a wedding cake for my sisters wedding in August. Probably be a round 3 tiered cake for about 150 people. I have a few questions:
1. how tall are the tiers traditionally?
2. what size round cake pans should i use?
3. is Satin Ice the best fondant to use?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!


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jlynnw Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 11:02pm
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Wilton charts say a 8, 12, and 16 inch cakes will serve 156 saving the 8 for the first anniversary. Try searching for cake serving chart to find exactly the numbers you need. Pieces are generally 1 inch by 2 inch and 4 inch tall. Cakes are usually 4 inches in height. The height of your cake really depends on your design as well. Best of luck. HTH

jlynnw Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 11:04pm
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Oh, the fondant question. Satin Ice is really preferred by alot of decorators. You will find several that prefer others, it is what you can work best with. I would use Satin Ice if I didn't have to pay the huge shipping charges as I don't make that many cakes to cover that expense.

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