Please Help: My First Wedding Cake

Decorating By Faithbound Updated 28 Jul 2009 , 9:33pm by bashini

Faithbound Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 5:43pm
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You guys have been so great at helping me, and I need help again. I have my first wedding cake coming up. Here are the details...

3 tiers
Iced in red buttercream
black scrollwork pattern

Here are my questions:

How big do my tiers need to be to serve 80-100 people?

How on earth do I get my icing red? It always turns out dark pink.

What size tip is the best to do free-hand scrollwork?


Thanks in advance for the help.



The cake isn't do until September. I want to start planning ahead though.

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bashini Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 9:33pm
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Hi, here is the portion guide that I use all the time,

http://www.cakemagic.co.uk/html/cake_portions.html

According to that, you can do 12"/9"and 6" square cakes, which gives you 116 portions. Or you can do 12"/10" and 8" round which will give you 104 portions. But I like to have 3" difference between each tier. For the tip, I would think a tip no. 1 or 2 would be ok. And sorry can't help with the red buttercream. icon_smile.gif

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