How Do I Scale This Cake Down To 25 Servings?

Decorating By jessi01 Updated 23 Sep 2010 , 2:44pm by CakeDiva101

jessi01 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 1:29pm
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A friend of mine sent me this link to a cake she likes... she wants me to make something similar but only wants 25 servings.. How would you scale this down?
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jessi01 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 1:31pm
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try this again....



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juleebug Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 1:46pm
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The smallest I can get it is a 2 tier cake (8 and 6 inch tiers) at 35 servings. You could put the records on the same tier as the girl and keep the top essentially the same. HTH.

**edited for spelling**

Cookie4 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 2:13pm
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Use a cake dummy for the bottom layer. Angle cut the dummy, cover with fondant and decorate. Problem solved!

CakeDiva101 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 2:31pm
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I love the idea of the make dummy on the bottom. Stupic question of the day... icon_rolleyes.gif What do you charge or how, if you add a cake dummy to the cake? Thanks icon_biggrin.gif

KHalstead Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 2:41pm
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I give a 25% discount on the dummy cakes. If the bottom tier that is a dummy would have cost $100, they get it for $75.....when it comes down to it, you're not saving that much money (sometimes the foam is more than ingredients to make real cake) but it will allow you to work over the course of a week on that one tier, rather than having to do it in one day.........also foam is much easier to work with than real cake, so there is another benefit to it for the decorator.

CakeDiva101 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 2:44pm
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Thank you so much for the reply! icon_biggrin.gif

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