Im just wondering how small I can go in diameter and thickness if Im making a tiered cake? One I am designing wants a 2 or 3 layered cake,but it only has to serve 20 people. Would it be ok to make a 'mini' cake? or would it be too unstable?
Whenever I have someone ask for a 3-tiered cake, I tell them it will have a minimum of 40 servings (4-7-10). I won't make a smaller cake, mainly because I think it looks silly.
Instead of making three tall tiers, consider making the middle tier half-height.
mini cakes get you into a whole different arena of work! (aka LOTS of it!)
I have made a little 5", 7" tiered cake (picture attached) and it was so little and cute.......I considered it to be 20 servings. 7"=15 serv. 5"=5 servings
4" cakes can be a pain, but they are doable!
Here is a little cake I made using a single layer 6",5",4", 3" cakes......I considered it to be more like 10 servings (since they were single layers)
If I were you, I'd offer up a 2 tiered cake or have them go with more servings and just cut bigger slices!
I've only done 6" and 8" and that's like 40+ servings.
Helped alot. Still not sure what Im going to do, but having the ideas ou there help. And Ive got abit of time to think about it