Stacked Cake To Feed 45 People

Decorating By Wendy6 Updated 29 May 2010 , 7:07pm by mamawrobin

Wendy6 Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:47pm
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I am wanting to make a stacked cake to feed 45 people. Is an 8" & 6" enough??

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KristasKakes78 Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:05pm
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Wiltons chart says that a two layer 8" will serve 25 and a two layer 6" will serve 14.

nonilm Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:13pm
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I am doing a 10" and an 8" round (both 4" high) stacked for 48 people.

mamawrobin Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:17pm
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Originally Posted by KristasKakes78

Wiltons chart says that a two layer 8" will serve 25 and a two layer 6" will serve 14.




My Wilton chart says a 6" 2 layer will serve 12 and an 8" 2 layer will serve 24.
Each layer being 2" (4" tiers), for a total of 36 servings. icon_confused.gif

Wendy6 Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:21pm
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I think I will make mine a 10" & 8" also. Thanks so much for the advice!

mamawrobin Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:22pm
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Originally Posted by Wendy6

I think I will make mine a 10" & 8" also. Thanks so much for the advice!




A 10" two layer and a 6" two layer would be closer to the number of servings that you need but it never hurts to have a little extra cake. thumbs_up.gif

Wendy6 Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:23pm
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One more question.....
Should I use a 12 or 14 inch base (for the round 10" & 8")?

robyndmy Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:25pm
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Here's a helpful chart from Wilton on batter amount, cook times, and servings.

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-party-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

You'll see even from just this thread that serving guides never seem to quite match each other though, always off by a few peices, lol. Good luck with the cake!

robyndmy Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:27pm
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The 12 inch will work great with the 10 inch, but the 14 inch would leave you space to decorate the board if you like. Cover with fondant, add embellishments, etc.

Wendy6 Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:29pm
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Great!! Thank you all for your help icon_biggrin.gif

mamawrobin Posted 29 May 2010 , 6:29pm
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Originally Posted by Wendy6

One more question.....
Should I use a 12 or 14 inch base (for the round 10" & 8")?




I would use the 14 inch but either one would work. If you're using the cardbord cake circles then you need to tape 3 or 4 of them together and cover with freezer paper, Wilton fancifoil (not regular alu. foil), decorative paper /clear contact paper, fondant,ect. You can wrap a ribbon around the edge of your cakeboard as well. Lots of ways to make it pretty icon_smile.gif

One cardboard circle isn't going to give your cake enough support and can cause your cake to split or break when moved.
You can buy cake drums but I can't find them locally. I usually just tape a few cake circles together and they're plenty strong enough for my 3 and 4 tiered cakes.

Good luck and be sure to post a picture. thumbs_up.gif

Kitagrl Posted 29 May 2010 , 6:42pm
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I try to use a base in line with how far apart the tiers are....so if the tiers are like 12/10/8/6 I use a 14 base. If the tiers were 12/8/4 I would use a 16 base.

LuvLyrics Posted 29 May 2010 , 6:47pm
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I used 10 and 8 inches !

Kitagrl Posted 29 May 2010 , 6:56pm
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I used 10 and 8 inches !




I know, I'm just saying based on what you are making. icon_smile.gif I was giving two examples.

mamawrobin Posted 29 May 2010 , 7:07pm
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

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Originally Posted by LuvLyrics

I used 10 and 8 inches !



I know, I'm just saying based on what you are making. icon_smile.gif I was giving two examples.




Kitagrl, I usually do the same. It looks prettier in my opinion.

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