Yippee, My Request For My First Tiered Cake

Decorating By sugarlicious Updated 23 Jan 2010 , 5:44am by indydebi

sugarlicious Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 3:24am
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I just had my first request for a 3 tier cake icon_biggrin.gif A friend asked me to make her this cake for her parents 50th wedding anniversary for the 6th of Feb. She wants 3 tier chocolate cake iced with white buttercream to serve 120 people with no decorations on the cake, she will supply ribbons to go around the tiers and topper ( I would have loved to decorate it, maybe next one ) now my question is, what size cake pans, round, do I need to make 3 tiers for 120 people? Also she said she asked another lady how much to make this cake and the lady said $75 and friend said that was too much, I thought that was pretty good price to serve 120 people.

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leah_s Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 3:35am
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6/10/14

It would be $390 from me before delivery charge.

_Jamie_ Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 3:38am
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Holy cr.....ok. Well, 75$ is ridiculously low. That would get a cake to serve 12 from me. icon_sad.gif Yikes. Check out the Wilton website, they have the chart Leah pulled those numbers from and lots of other useful info.

leah_s Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 3:40am
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that's 63 cents a serving for dessert. SERIOUSLY?

ayerim979 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 3:48am
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Is it possible you friend was not being honest? you should sais something like you know you should tell her to do it instead.

I know, I know shes a friend but maybe she trying to get the best of you and thats not coo.

sugarlicious Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 4:03am
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Yes, now when I think about it that is pretty low cost of that cake, but I am just starting to learn about pricing, I have just made cakes as gifts for family and friends before and my cakes are not perfect cakes like the wonderful decorators here, I am still learning and need more practise, which I was looking forward to doing this cake for. But I want to at least get the cost of making the cake for this one. She said she done a 3 tier round cake herself for her 25th wedding anniversary and it took 3 box cake mixes, I think her pans must have been pretty small because I know the favorite coconut cake I make for my hubby takes a box and half in just my 8 inch pan.

motherofgrace Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 4:19am
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3 tier round cake herself for her 25th wedding anniversary and it took 3 box cake mixes, I




that is highly unlikely!!..

If your not worried about making any money, and are just looking to cover the costs, then go to the sotre, and write out everything you will need, and give her that.

Please do not do it for $75....

indydebi Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 5:44am
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3 tier round cake herself for her 25th wedding anniversary and it took 3 box cake mixes, I



that is highly unlikely!!..




The (now obsolete) wilton mini tier set would use 2 cake mixes for a 3-tier (2 layers per tier) cake, so if it was a teeny 3-tier cake that serves like 25, it MIGHT be possible.

sugarlicious, here is the wilton wedding chart that will help you determine servings for your future cakes: http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm

Here's how you cut a cake to achieve those servings: http://www.cateritsimple.com/id10.html

Here's photos of those cut pieces of cake so you can see that "one inch" is not "paper thin": http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1156785

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