What Size Tiers Would I Need?

Decorating By Nyam Updated 26 May 2010 , 7:46pm by GI

Nyam Posted 26 May 2010 , 4:24pm
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Hello all, I just make cakes for friends and family. I am making a first birthday cake for my niece's birthday and I need a cake for 25 people.

I was planning on doing the bottom tier a 10" and the top tier a 6". (double layer tiers). Would that be too much cake for 25 people (10 children)

Thanks for your help!!
M.

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brincess_b Posted 26 May 2010 , 4:28pm
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that gives you 40 party servings, 50 wedding ones. i guess it gives you something extra to put in the goody bags, but the 10inch alone would do you.
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-party-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm
xx

Nyam Posted 26 May 2010 , 4:43pm
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Thankyou for the quick reply!! I think I will go with 8"on the bottom and 6"on the top..its a simple cake, I don't need much space between the tiers..there is only a bow and a border...Thanks for the link!!

sberryp Posted 26 May 2010 , 5:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brincess_b

that gives you 40 party servings, 50 wedding ones. i guess it gives you something extra to put in the goody bags, but the 10inch alone would do you.
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-party-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm
xx




Brincess_b beat me to it, but wilton has a page with the serving sizes and the number of slices per pan.

GI Posted 26 May 2010 , 7:46pm
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You could always use the 6" on the top for your niece's "smash" cake,,,,if it didn't have any decorations on it other than icing....you know how little 1 y/o kiddo's like to smush their cake! icon_biggrin.gif Then you would not have too much cake for the rest of the group.

or you could make her a little 4" single layer for smash and leave your 6/8" stacked for the grownups/kids. Just a thought. Have fun making it.

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