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.
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
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.
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.
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...
Thanks again for all the helpful info everyone.