Cake Tier Sizes For A 4 Tiered Cake To Feed 300 People

Decorating By cdent Updated 21 Jun 2009 , 5:46pm by indydebi

cdent Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 5:13pm
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Hey guys,

I wanted to ask some advice on what sizes to use for a 4 tiered cake that needs to feed around 300 people. Any suggestions? I am hoping I can talk the bride out of saving the top tier for their anniversary! Reason 1: YUCK and reason 2: I need the servings! lol

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Misdawn Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 5:20pm
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Will it be round or square? You could use an 18, 14, 10, and 6 rounds and that will yield about 275 1"x2" servings (counting the top tier).

cdent Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 5:26pm
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Round! Sorry I forgot to mention that icon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 5:29pm
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Round:
6/8/10/12/14/16 serves 12/24/38/56//78/100 = 298

Square:
6/10/12/16 serves 18/50/72/148 = 288 (throw in an 8" and it goes to 320)

Why are you limited to four tiers? A big pet peeve of mine is when a bride tries to dictate the number of tiers and has no idea if it's workable. ("I'd like a 5 tier cake to serve 50 please!" or "I need cake to serve 600 but only want 2 tiers. And no sheet cakes.")

cdent Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 5:33pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Round:
6/8/10/12/14/16 serves 12/24/38/56//78/100 = 298

Square:
6/10/12/16 serves 18/50/72/148 = 288 (throw in an 8" and it goes to 320)

Why are you limited to four tiers? A big pet peeve of mine is when a bride tries to dictate the number of tiers and has no idea if it's workable. ("I'd like a 5 tier cake to serve 50 please!" or "I need cake to serve 600 but only want 2 tiers. And no sheet cakes.")




Oh man! I have never done a 6 tiered cake! I would be terrified! lol The bride actually wanted 3 tiers and wanted to save the top tier! I was like, "um...probably not a possibility!" lol

indydebi Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 5:40pm
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Doing a 6 tier is no different than doing a 3 tier or a 4 tier. you stack or assembled them all the same way, one tier at a time.

One tier at a time. That's all there is to it. One tier at a time.

I LUV doing big giant tall cakes!! hate doing 3 tier dinky stacked cakes. (but they pay the rent, so I'll do 'em! icon_razz.gif )

cdent Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 5:42pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Doing a 6 tier is no different than doing a 3 tier or a 4 tier. you stack or assembled them all the same way, one tier at a time.

One tier at a time. That's all there is to it. One tier at a time.

I LUV doing big giant tall cakes!! hate doing 3 tier dinky stacked cakes. (but they pay the rent, so I'll do 'em! icon_razz.gif )




Do you just assemble there or do you travel with them assembled? I heard something like assemble on site if over 4 tiers...

indydebi Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 5:46pm
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Depends on the design. I usually assemble on site (doesnt' take long ... the most I ever have to add is a border, so I'm in and out in under 15 minutes). But I've been doing more and more assembled ones lately. Had a 5-tier cake that looked like a wedding gown that needed totally assembled on site.

Here's some photos of how I transport some of the unassembled ones. (scroll down to Daisys Pink Center: http:[email protected]/ ). I had this one assembled and decorated in about 15 minutes.

My biggest concern on those is whether I can lift it or not. Had hubby on stand by in case I needed help, but I carried it fine ..... across the parking lot, thru the lobby, across a ballroom and out the door to the patio in the back. Made it. Had arms of jello when I sat it down, but I made it!

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