Wedding Cake Sizes?

Decorating By anastasien Updated 11 Aug 2010 , 1:07am by anastasien

anastasien Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 10:43pm
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I was wondering if someone could tell me what the best sizes would be to use for a 3 teir and 4 teir wedding cake

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Echooo3 Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 10:54pm
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Depends on how many servings you need. Do you know?

deMuralist Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 10:55pm
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I would think it depends on how many servings you want as well as the style of the finished design. If you are looking for more of a ledge between each layer the sizes would be more different. I think if you go through the gallery of wedding cakes and find one similar to the one you want to make, they usually say what sizes they used.

allaboutcakeuk Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 10:57pm
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Hi there, it depends on how many people you need the cake to feed? Most tiers have either a 2" or 3" gap between each tier size, for example 12", 10" 8" or 12", 9", 6" or 10", 8", 6". Square cakes will also give you more portions than a round

anastasien Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 11:08pm
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She just said she wants it to be very big, I have the round pans sizes 6, 8, 10, and 14 ? Any suggestions would be great. The cake is going to have gerber daisys on it

CWR41 Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 11:19pm
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Originally Posted by anastasien

She just said she wants it to be very big, I have the round pans sizes 6, 8, 10, and 14 ? Any suggestions would be great. The cake is going to have gerber daisys on it




What if you don't own cake pans large enough to fit her idea of very big?

anastasien Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 11:23pm
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It is for my friend so she gave me full control of what it looks like and the size so now I just need to know what sizes work the best for a 3 or 4 teir cake and those are the pan sizes I have

leah_s Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 11:24pm
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You have to START with how many people she needs to feed.

anastasien Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 11:31pm
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200 people

KJ62798 Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 11:49pm
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Here is a link to a CC article on pan sizes, # of sizes, etc.

For 200 people, you may need to get at least one more large pan. I'm facing a wedding cake for 200-225 and that takes some big cakes if you only want 3 or 4 tiers. You might need to consider a kitchen cake as back-up for extra servings.

http://cakecentral.com/articles/74/cake-baking-cutting-serving-guide-2-in-deep-pans

Kristy

CWR41 Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 12:46am
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Have you decided what sizes you need to bake yet? Looks like you'll need to go with a 5-tier cake (14x12x10x8x6), and buy a 12" pan (or cut a 14" tier down to 12") to get nearly 200 servings (if freezing the 6" for the first anniversary).

anastasien Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 1:07am
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Thank you for your help, I think I will go with a 5 teir

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