Multi Shape Cake Question

Decorating By xkfayex Updated 16 Aug 2010 , 3:44pm by KJ62798

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xkfayex Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 1:46am
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i am doing my first 3 tiered multi shape cake.. the bottom and top tier will be round and the middle will be square.. i was just wondering the size of the cakes in this picture http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=839193

TIA

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AnotherCreation Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 1:52am
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not 100 percent sure but my guess would be 10 in round, 8 in square and 6in round. hth

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Karen421 Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 1:54am
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It is a beautiful cake! I'm not sure of the sizes, you might want to try stacking some pans and see what you think. Maybe a 14, 10, 6?

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KJ62798 Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 1:58am
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Not sure what the sizes are on the cake in the pic but you need to base yours on the number of servings you need.

I'm doing a cake next weekend w/ a 4in round, 6in square, 9in round which is over 50 wedding size servings. It's for a baby shower w/about 40 people so I'm sure we will cut larger pieces.

If you bump up to the next bigger combo--6in round, 8in square, 10in round--you would have about 80 wedding size servings.

How much cake you need will drive the size of the pans you need,

Kristy

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Kitagrl Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 2:01am
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I'm thinking 12"/8"/6"

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xkfayex Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 2:02am
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thank you all!!

KJ62798- my friend wants the cake to feed anywhere between 60 and 100, she is also having me make 100 cake pops, so the size can be flexible.

I am going to Cake Art tomorrow and I will get some pans and stack them (thank you Karen421... i should have common sense enough to know that lol.. its been a looooong week)

thank you all again!!! super helpful!

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KJ62798 Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 2:38am
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Here's a link to the pan-size-shape-servings info so you can adjust the sizes you use to whatever servings your friend needs:

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

Good luck
Kristy

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indydebi Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 6:29am
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it has to be at least 6R/8S/12R.

An 8" square is 8" from side to side, but is 11.25" from corner to corner. If you sat an 8" square cake on a 10" round cake, you'd have overhang on the corners.

6R/8S/12R serves 12/32/56 = 100 per the wilton wedding chart.

And she wants "somewhere" between 60 and 100 servings? Geesh, at $3/serving, that's a $120 difference! If it were me, I try to get a bride to narrow it down, or tell her she's getting a cake for 100.

If she wants to feed "between" 60 and 100, then yeah .... I'd definitely make and charge her for 100.

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KJ62798 Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 3:44pm
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IndyDebi--Aaacckkkk....curse me for forgetting the Pythagoream theorem.....now I need to adjust the size of my bottom round in the cake I'm making for this weekend. A 6in square will barely fit on a 9in rnd. I'll probably have to cut the square to 5in just to be safe.

Kristy

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