I have to meet to sign a contract for my first wedding cake on Wed.
She is thinking she wants 14-10-6 for teirs. But I am thinking it may be better to go 12-10-8. Asthetically which one is better?
How many servings of cake does she need?
she is ok with servings 125-150. I think with the 14-10-6, I told her 128 servings.
Yeah, 6 - 10 - 14 might look weird... how about 7-10-13 --- according to my chart thats 117 servings..
I did a 14, 10, 6 for a wedding a few weeks ago. Each tier was 2 layers (4inches total) and it looked great. Served 128 ish.
You could add one extra layer to each tier if you're worried about it looking pudgy.
The design of the cake might need to be considered when choosing the sizes.
jhay, do you have a pic of the 14, 10, 6 cake you did?
Yes, but I'm not at home right now, so I can't get to it. I'll post it as soon as I get home!
I can't post the picture on here b/c its too big, but it's the very last one that I put in my photos. If you click on my photo tab, it should be the first one. It's 3 tier, white w/ green ribbon and sugar flowers. Sorry it's fuzzy...I forgot my camera and had to use my phone.
If I have to pick one, I prefer the 14, 10, 6.
I am not in love with tiered cakes that finish in an 8.
Can I ask why ..do they just look to big to you? I have only made one wedding cake but have more to make this year so am very interested to learn. I love your cakes!!
I been doing cakes for so many years. Maybe it's me, but it doesnt look pleasing to the eye to me unless it has a big topper. Let me see if I can find pics to show you. Im not sure if I have some.
Ok, here is one.. You can see how wide the top is compared to a six.
Now on the second one, imagine it without the 6 inch on top.
Thanks for the comparison Edna. It really helps to visualize. I guess if I was the OP I would have to have cake dummies to figure it out..lol. I am still a rookie at figuring out servings. Thanks for the help.
You can use cake pans too, that helps.
I am not saying that people havent done it in eight. I have
done it. But I think I rarely take pics of the cakes that finish in
8's. I Just dont like them...Feels like it's missing something..
Well we ended up with 4 teirs she needed 150 servings. So we are going with 14, 10, 8, 6. I think it will look ok, we are going with a thin branch and more leaves than normally seen. Going to use leaves as the boarder between teirs, so It will take up some space. Can't believe I have my first wedding cake order. I am so nervous. I have agreed to stay and cut the cake, just paranoid something will happen. It is an outdoor Reception too.
I think it will look fine too. is a matter of adding the flowers strategically.