I was approached a quote on a wedding cake that needs to 350 guests.
I have no idea what cakes size to use on my estimate to reach this high number without it looking a like a tower of round cakes.
What size pans so I use for create a elegant wedding cake that feeds 350?
I just made one of these this past weekend..it was a monster! I did 16, 14, 12, 10, 8 rounds they were all 5" tall. It is the lavender cake w/lace in my photos. I thought it still looked like a tower of rounds tho you could do satellites around the bottom; maybe 8-10" rounds with the larger cake sitting on top?
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Also, there is no law to say you can't mix shapes. Square serves more that rounds so why not start with a square base, with a round on top, hex on top of that, round again or square. etc., work from there? Get your pans out and play with the shapes. Then again, some brides like that tall cylinder look! Good luck!
Here's another idea to pitch to them...two or more smaller cakes of alternate designs. I worked a wedding recently where there were 3 different cakes on the table and they were just gorgeous! There were about the same amount of guests too. Might be an option for the Bride.
I think people like big wedding cakes. It would only be four tiers.
Square 16,14,12,10 gives you 348 servings
Round 18,16,14,12 gives you 364 servings.
Sounds like fun. You could separate the tiers if you wanted a lighter look.
what's wrong wiht a tower of cakes? that's one of the aspects that makes a wedding cake look grand! The taller the better, to me!!!
Here's a 6/8/10/12/14 that serves around 200: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1460806 and
This is a 6/8/10/12/14/16 dummy for a bridal show that towers above me (serves about 318-ish): http://www.flickr.com/photos/55969028@N00/2794711926/
I saw where Sylvia Weinstock designs the cake around the venue. In one show, she told a bride, "with those tall ceilings, you're going to need a really tall cake so it doesn't look lost."
I say go for the height!
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Wow, I love this site! I dont do very many cakes and always have to get my books out and figure it out manually. Thanks
Did the BTB ask for a stair step cake? Show her some cakes with spaces left between some of the tiers...stuffed with flowers, it can be lovely.