8-12-16?? Look Okay & Enough For 120-150 Servings

Decorating By athena24 Updated 15 Apr 2010 , 3:08pm by athena24

athena24 Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 4:27pm
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I am making a 3-Tiered stacked wedding cake. I am thinking of using a 16", 12", and 8". Will those dimensions look silly together? Are 4 inch differences too big of a difference?
I need enough for around 120-150 people. And I would much rather have too much than not enough, just in case it doesn't get cut perfectly.
Thank you in advance for your help. icon_smile.gif

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brincess_b Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 12:06pm
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wilton says that is 180 wedding servings. you need tot ell the bride she is paying for that much extra cake -you can probably get a closer number, especially if she can be more definate on how much they want.

the 4 inch difference can be good, but it also depends if it works with the design of the cake icon_smile.gif

as for it not gettign cut properly... not your problem. leave a copy of the cutting instructions/ check who is cutting the cake, if they cut it against your directions, thats their loss.

leah_s Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 1:22pm
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1. customer picks a number of servings, not a range.
2. brincess is correct. Cutting is not your problem. You leave a cutting chart with the cake.
3. I personally think that a 6" top tier always looks best, and its what the florist will expect if there is a floral topper.
4. 6/8/10/12 serves 134 using the whole cake, 120 without the top tier. 6/8/10/14 serves 150 using the whole cake, 136 without the top tier.
5. You could always add a groom's cake if you need to hit a particular number.

cakesbymark Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 1:48pm
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4 inch difference will be fine providing you have some time of decorations on each tier
16 serves 100
12 serves 56
8 serve 24 ( though wouldnt be used if saved)
this is per wilton wedding servings

and again not your problem on cutting it properly...

athena24 Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 3:08pm
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Thanks again for all the helpful info everyone. icon_smile.gif

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