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
not 100 percent sure but my guess would be 10 in round, 8 in square and 6in round. hth
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?
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,
I'm thinking 12"/8"/6"
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!
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:
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.
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.