I just got set up for my largest cake order yet and I am so nervous. It is for some very important people that work at the state department that my husband works for and they need this cake by monday. They want a round two tiered cake in blue and white with the health care symbol on it (the swirling snakes around the staff.. can't think of the name ). They plan on emailing me a picture later so I don't have an attachment right now. Will 2 tiers be enough to serve 40 people? Also, what size pans should I use, any other suggestions? I have never made a two tiered cake before and I am super nervous!
Most of my cakes are 2 tier. I use 2 layers of 12 in. pan and 2 layers of 8 in. pan. Each layer ends up being about 3-4 inches tall. My family has never been one to cut slices to "standard sizes" And these cakes are usually plenty to feed ALL of us. My sister and I made one this size for my nephew's first birthday and there were about 50 in attendance and we had cake left over.
Hope this helps
A 9 and a 6 will give you 44 servings.
A 10 and a 6 will give you 50 servings.
Here's a video on how to stack a cake by CC's very own Edna (whose other videos rock just as hard)
You'll do just fine.
not helpful but the symbol you are talking about is called a caduceus.
with the health care symbol on it (the swirling snakes around the staff.. can't think of the name ).