Party For 100

Decorating By MammaG Updated 11 Oct 2010 , 2:42pm by Bskinne

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MammaG Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 3:56am
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I'm making a cake this week for a 50th wedding anniversary. The order is for 100 people. I keep going back and forth on 14"/10"/8" rounds or 16"/10"/8" rounds. What advice do you have? A lot of my baker friends say they go by Earlene's size chart while a lot of CC people are saying Wilton's. Should I go with the 14 or 16 for the bottom tier? I must admit, I'm a little intimidated by the 16"
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SugarFrosted Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 4:16am
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If you don't already have the 16" pan, you might consider buying a 16" half-pan. It's a half circle. You'd bake 4 of them for a two layer cake, and layer them so the division is like a + (--- on one layer, and | on the other). Much easier to handle and takes some of the scariness away.

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Bskinne Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 4:25am
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If I were you, I would be doing a 12/10/8, 102 servings... Your setups are much larger. A 14" alone is 76, and a 16" is 92, and then you still have a 10" and 8" for 56...not to mention weird size tier differences....HTH

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andreamen1 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 4:54am
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like leah said 6,9,12 100 servings

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sweettreat101 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 6:25am
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That's what I did for my brothers wedding. A 6,9,12. I like to make a small six inch cake for the cutting cake on the side. Or they can keep it for their first anniversary and serve the top.

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Bskinne Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 11:46am
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Ok, maybe I'm having a blond moment, but 6/9/12 is no where near 100 servings - 6" is 12, 9" is 24, 12" is 46, and if I can add, that's 82....

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MammaG Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 1:58pm
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So. . . .?. . .I should do the 14, 10, 8 rather than the 16? I only have even sized pans, and I don't want to purchase a new one for this. I have 4"-16" and they want 3 tiers. I'm still confused. icon_smile.gif

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leah_s Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 2:05pm
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[quote="Bskinne"]Ok, maybe I'm having a blond moment, but 6/9/12 is no where near 100 servings - 6" is 12, 9" is 24, 12" is 46, and if I can add, that's 82....[/quote]

6 round = 12
9 round = 32
12 round = 56

EXACTLY 100 servings

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

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yums Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 2:09pm
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What about an 8", 10" and 12". According to the cake calculator on shinymetalobjects that serves 118. And you can keep your spacing even.

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CWR41 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 2:13pm
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Originally Posted by Bskinne

Ok, maybe I'm having a blond moment, but 6/9/12 is no where near 100 servings - 6" is 12, 9" is 24, 12" is 46, and if I can add, that's 82....




6" is 12, 9" is 32, 12" is 56 = 100.
(edited: I see you already got an answer)

If you don't own a 9" pan, you could use 12x10x6 for 106 servings.

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Bskinne Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 2:42pm
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Hmmm, I don't use the Wilton chart, I use CK's, and that's where my numbers come from. I'd still go with a 8/10/12.
http://www.countrykitchensa.com/wedding/cakechart.aspx

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