In Need Of Help!! Cake For 200 Please?

Decorating By morrisaz2004 Updated 23 Mar 2010 , 3:26am by Loucinda

morrisaz2004 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 4:56pm
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I am making a round wedding cake for a bride and I need it to serve 200 people. When I do all the calculating, it looks like I need to use a 16"/12"/10/"8" (21icon_cool.gif people. (An 18" pan will not fit in my oven) My question is, will the step down, from the 16" to 12" look funny, with the rest of the tiers being only 2" steps/widths?? If you don't agree with my pan sizes, do you have any suggestions? The cake can either be 3 or 4 tiers, it doesn't really matter to the bride. I appreciate anyone's help! Thanks so much!!!!!

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KHalstead Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 5:06pm
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here is a cake with those dimensions (only with a 6" on top) maybe a visual will help you decide!!

You know you could always do a 8",10",12",14" and then make up the rest with a kitchen cake?

morrisaz2004 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 5:19pm
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Thank you! I did look in the galleries at some round wedding cakes and still couldn't decide if it would look right. The cake I'm doing is going to be all mosaic (painted on). Bottom tier will be full mosaic, next tier, 3/4 mosaic, etc.....I guess I'm just wondering about the blending, making sure that each tier blends into the next. Any other ideas???

cakemaker61 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 1:28am
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Why not do a 16,12,8 and 6 for 176 servings. Not everyone eats cake at a wedding reception anyway or if you feel like you need more, you can have an extra kitchen cake set aside. I've attached a pic of those sizes to give you some perspective.

mamawrobin Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:23am
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I like the looks of the 16/12/8/6 and that's a very pretty cake.

Loucinda Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:26am
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What about getting a half round 18" ?

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