6 Tier Square/round, 300 Servings...what Sizes??

Decorating By Normita Updated 10 Jan 2011 , 8:35pm by Teecakesandcookies

Normita Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 7:22pm
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I just got a request for a 6 tier alternating square and round cake to serve 300. I did some playing around and came out with the closest measurements being 16 sq, 14 rd, 10 sq, 8 rd, 6 sq and 6 rd. This serves 310. I dont have the 16 sq pan but i think that might work with a 14 round on top. With this combo the squares slightly overhang over the rounds. Has anyone used this combo...or what do u suggest??

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CWR41 Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 9:16pm
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Originally Posted by Normita

I just got a request for a 6 tier alternating square and round cake to serve 300. I did some playing around and came out with the closest measurements being 16 sq, 14 rd, 10 sq, 8 rd, 6 sq and 6 rd. This serves 310. ...With this combo the squares slightly overhang over the rounds. ...what do u suggest??




Does it have to be six tiers? To stack six without the overhang, they'd need to order a cake that serves over 476 or close to 500. (I have two examples, if you want the combinations.) A 5-tier example (without overhang) would be 18 sq x 16 rd x 10 sq x 9 rd x 6 sq that would serve 346 (or 364 including top tier).

I'd suggest no overhangs. If you don't want them to overhang, here are the right angle measurements for squares:
4" 5.66
5" 7.07
6" 8.49
7" 9.9
8" 11.31
9" 12.73
10" 14.14
11" 15.56
12" 16.97
13" 18.38
14" 19.8
15" 21.21
16" 22.63
17" 24.04
18" 25.46

Loucinda Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 9:36pm
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Yes, make sure the squares fit on the the rounds. Ask me how I know this.....??? icon_redface.gif

Normita Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 4:24am
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Thanks a lot for the helpful info

Teecakesandcookies Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 8:35pm
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Wow!!! you guys really know everything about cakes and so willing to help thumbs_up.gif

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