Bet I Won't Do That Again!

Decorating By TTran Updated 26 Sep 2009 , 6:40pm by indydebi

TTran Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 12:43pm
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So, I bit off more than I can chew for this week - 1 3-tier real wedding cake, 1 4-tier fake wedding cake, 1 guitar grooms cake, a 2-tier hello kitty birthday cake and 5 non-decorated sheet cakes to cut up and put in 200 boxes for the wedding with the 4-tier fake cake. Oh, I forgot to mention, I work full time as an IT Manager and have 2 kids, a husband and a bulldog who got a bad bladder infection on Monday.

ANYWAY, I was baking the last 16x16 layer this morning at 4:30AM and FORGOT to grease the pan. It baked up beautifully. Went to turn it over and you guessed it! STUCK! So stuck that i think it is now part of the pan!!!

This cake is supposed to be for 125 people. Can someone tell me if i have enough cake? Here's what I have:

1 - 16x16x2 (bottom tier)
2 - 12x12x2 (middle tier)
2 - 8x8x2 (top tier)

Thanks for your help!

18 replies
pattycakesnj Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:03pm
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per wiltons chart for wedding size piece of cake, 16 inch =128, 12 inch=72 and 8 inch= 32 thus you have cake for 232 wedding size servins. HTH

TTran Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:12pm
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Thank you so much pattycakesnj! That really does help. I was stressing trying to figure out how in the world I was going to be able to bake another 16x16 tier tonight and decorate it too. Thanks again!

MikeRowesHunny Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:27pm
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Hang on, so you are saying these tiers are only 2in deep? Then you have half the amount patty said - 8in = 16 + 12in = 36 + 16in = 64 = 116 total servings. So you are short 9 servings. Can you bake another 8x8x2in to be cut up in the back or something?

pattycakesnj Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:35pm
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sorry, I missed the 2 inch, I just assumed each cake was 2 layers with filling. Are you not even torting and filling the one layer?

jardot22 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:38pm
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If i understand correctly, you have 2 layers each for the top 2 tiers, and only 1 layer for the bottom tier, so you should have enough cake, although I'm not sure how it will look with only a 2 inch tall bottom tier.

pattycakesnj Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:53pm
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so, to recap, the bottom 16 inch at 2 inches=64,
2 layer 12 inch=72
2 layer 8 inch=32
you have 168 servings, so don't stress, you have enough cake

mommyle Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 2:05pm
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Noooooo.... From your first post all the tiers are 2 inches tall. So each piece gets cut into 2" x 2" pieces. So take your width, and divide by 2, and then do the math.

So, a 12" will get 36
a 16" will get 64
an 8" will get 12
That is 112.

pattycakesnj Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 2:08pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mommyle

Noooooo.... From your first post all the tiers are 2 inches tall. So each piece gets cut into 2" x 2" pieces. So take your width, and divide by 2, and then do the math.

So, a 12" will get 36
a 16" will get 64
an 8" will get 12
That is 112.


sorry, you misread, the 2 top tiers are 4 inches each (it is only a 3 tier cake) and poster said 2 2 inch tier which makes it 4 inches. she has enough cake

pattycakesnj Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 2:09pm
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only the bottom is one layer, 2 inch tall

mommyle Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 2:11pm
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Hmmmm... It is obviously way too early in the morning for me!!! I need to have a coffee!!!!

-Tubbs Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 2:29pm
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I agree that there will be enough cake, but won't it throw the look off to have the bottom tier only 2" tall?

(BTW - Good luck and I hope the bulldog is feeling better!)

TTran Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 3:48pm
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Thanks all. Yes, the 2 top tiers are both 4 inches high and the bottom is only 2 inches high. I was thinking of stacking the foamboard underneath high enough to add some height and cover with bc like the cake. I'm not sure what else to do because I can't add more cake at this point. Any ideas?

Thanks for your help.

pattycakesnj Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 3:53pm
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There are a lot of cakes that I have seen where each tier is a different height. Gives it a little visual interest I think so I wouldn't try to camaflauge the difference, I would highlight it.

OregonCakeLady Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 3:57pm
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icon_confused.gif hope your not baking with that bulldog in the house icon_eek.gif

-Tubbs Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 5:02pm
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Originally Posted by OregonCakeLady

icon_confused.gif hope your not baking with that bulldog in the house icon_eek.gif



Wow - Way to be supportive!! icon_rolleyes.gif

TTran Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 5:16pm
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Bulldog is in house in the common areas, seperate kitchen where baking and decorating is done is in the basement and I'm the only one allowed in the basement - no kids, no pets and no husband. Impossible to get cakes made with family around. Thanks for your concern.

luvmysmoother Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 5:09pm
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Good luck on all those cakes - the dinosaur cake in your photos is sooooo cuteicon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 6:40pm
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Just to add that I also thought all three tiers were 2" tall because I saw "8x8x2" and missed the "2" in front of it. I would have written it as "8x8x4" ... I guess my mind went into autopilot.

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