Square Wedding Cake (3 Or 4 Tier) To Serve 200

Decorating By erinalicia Updated 14 Jul 2009 , 4:54pm by brincess_b

erinalicia Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 2:10am
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A friend asked me to do her wedding cake. At first she wanted it for 250 people. She wants square cakes stacked with Wilton's globe pillars in between the tiers. I had figured I would use a 14-12-10-8. Now she's asking to decrease it down to 200 servings. I know that the 10" will serve 50 so it would be easy to just take that one out, but how would it look proportion wise as a 14-12-8?

Thanks!

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indydebi Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 2:30am
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With the ball spacers between them, the 2" difference between the 2 bottom tiers won't be as noticeable as if they were stacked, so I think it will be fine.

This is a 8/12/14 (bottom 3 tiers) stacked. http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1179060 I think the proportions look ok and with the spacing between yours, it will look even better.

erinalicia Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 3:28am
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Thanks Debi! I sketched it out using photoshop and I think it looks okay. I don't care for her colors, but that's just me. Here's the sketch-

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A question about the monogram, though... is the groom's initial first or the bride's?

indydebi Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 3:32am
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When it comes to monograms, I just ask them what order they want them. And to the couples who ask me "how are they suppose to go?", I tell them that I dont' know what the rule is, I just go by whatever they want.

erinalicia Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 3:58am
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Thanks! She's changing the color arrangement now and has decided on just the white globes instead of the colored ones. Man, this is a headache! I don't know how you all do it on a daily basis! Kudos to you! icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 4:25am
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I think on monograms, traditionally it is the Hubby's initial, Last name initial then the Bride's. That is how I have always seen it. I just look at it as it is always Mr. and Mrs., rather than Mrs. and Mr. So and So.

lardbutt Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 2:52pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I think on monograms, traditionally it is the Hubby's initial, Last name initial then the Bride's. That is how I have always seen it. I just look at it as it is always Mr. and Mrs., rather than Mrs. and Mr. So and So.



That's exactly what I thought too, but every source I looked at online told me the bride's initial came first....so that's what I did this weedend! I can just imagine all the people looking at it and comment on how stupid the decorator must be! icon_lol.gif But the bride had no idea either so I guess she won't care.

klallen21 Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 3:00pm
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I've always done the monograms hubby, last, wife....but you can always ask them icon_smile.gif I think the cake proportions will look nice.

pianocat Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 3:17pm
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FWIW I have always seen bride, last, groom. Not sure on the etiquette.

erinalicia Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 4:43pm
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thanks for the input. i have it groom, last, bride... she hasn't said she wanted it differently, but I'll ask her.

brincess_b Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 4:54pm
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alway check for what it spells too, ive got friends who monogrammed their invite, bride then groom. doing it groom then bride would have had hiliarious and dodgy conotations!
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