Help Making This Groom Cake With Less Servings

Decorating By mookamoo Updated 13 Jan 2011 , 2:56pm by nonilm

mookamoo Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 2:51am
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Hi, below I attatched a photo of the grooms cake that a client wants. They only want around 25 servings. I know I can scale down the size, but I don't want to scale it down so much that it looks funny. I know I can use a dummy cake.
Also, is it strange to have a cake that is mostly a dummy cake? It just seems strange to me... Any ideas? Photo wont attach so link is below.

(IT IS THE RECORD PLAYER CAKE ON THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE PAGE)

http://www.clarasdesignercakes.com/blog/?paged=2

THANKS![/img]

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Ballymena Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 4:00am
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Substitute rice krispie squares for a layer.

CWR41 Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 4:06am
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mookamoo Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 4:16am
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THANKS, do you just put it over a dummy cake
?

Karen421 Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 1:29pm
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I would keep the dummy separate, maybe in the back. icon_smile.gif

nonilm Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 2:03pm
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A 12" square at less than 3" high would serve 24. No dummy needed. And I think 12" square would be large enough for you to add sufficient details.

SugarFrosted Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 2:43pm
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Originally Posted by nonilm

A 12" square at less than 3" high would serve 24. No dummy needed. And I think 12" square would be large enough for you to add sufficient details.




Ditto! However, considering industry-standard 2x2x2 servings, a 12"square would serve 36 by my reckoning.

nonilm Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 2:56pm
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Originally Posted by SugarFrosted

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Originally Posted by nonilm

A 12" square at less than 3" high would serve 24. No dummy needed. And I think 12" square would be large enough for you to add sufficient details.



Ditto! However, considering industry-standard 2x2x2 servings, a 12"square would serve 36 by my reckoning.




I agree you could get 36 servings out of a 12" square, I was using the Wilton chart. They say cakes less than 3" would yield half the servings of a 3-6" tall cake which for party servings is 48. I am assuming they are saying 3x2x2 servings. I only do cakes as a hobby so I always end up making too much cake icon_redface.gif

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