Hi. I am making a cake for my grandmother's 90th birthday party that needs to serve 100 people. I would like to get some opinions on what size tiers I need. I think I would like to do three tiers but am unsure what sizes would be appropriate. It is a mid-afternoon party and there really will not be much else to eat besides cake (if that matters). I have looked online for servings/pan size but there is such a wide variation that I am not sure what to trust. Thanks for your input!
Here's the wilton wedding chart that I use for all events: http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm
A square 6/8/10 serves exactly 100 servings.
A square 8/10/12 serves 154 weddign servings, so if you cut them a little bigger, this can work out for 100 pretty well.
A round 8/10/12 serves 118.
A round 8/10/14 serves 140. Same theory ...cutting them a little bigger will work out well for 100 guests.
Here's how to cut a cake to achieve the Wilton servings: http://www.cateritsimple.com/id10.html . NOtice the size of the cut pieces of cake ... they aren't paper thin, like a lot of people envision when you say "one inch". Here's pics of 1x2x4 pieces of cake: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1156785
Thanks. I forgot to mention that I want to use square tiers. Thanks for including both. If I were to make the top tier a 6" what other sizes would be best for the other two tiers?
6/8/12 serves 18/32/72 = 122
Here's a 6/8/12 (with pillars): http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1417180
Here's a 6/8/12 that is set askew: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1408039 This is a good set up if the proportions look funny to you (6/8 then a big jump to a 12). The angled set up softens and hides the proportion differences.
Here's a 6/8/12 square set "normal": http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1283074
6"9"12" rpind that are 4" high (3.5" bakes then filled) has exactly 100 serves and is a good loking stacked cake proportion wise
Yup Im doing a wedding for 100 using 6 9 & 12... they look great with the 3 inch diff!
Thanks everyone! I think 6/8/12 may be my answer. Indydebi: thanks for the pic of the tiers set askew. That is exactly what I'm planning so it looks less wedding-y. I've also though about doing tapered tiers just for a different look.