250 Servings - What Tiers Would I Use?

Decorating By cacakes Updated 19 Jan 2011 , 5:20pm by leily

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cacakes Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 2:21pm
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I have a potential wedding cake to make and they are needing 250 servings. What size tiers could I use to get that? They are wanting round tiers and I'm sure it would need at least 4 tiers.
Also wondering if the largest tier would even fit into a standard size oven?

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BethLS Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 2:36pm
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Well, you're going to be hard pressed to get that many servings out of a four tier round. A 16, 12, 10, 6= 200 servings (Wilton)

Might want to look into a grooms cake, or sheet cakes for the extra servings?

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cai0311 Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 2:38pm
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The below link is for the Wilton wedding cake standard serving guide. I live by this thing:
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

Personally, I would make a 16" (100 servings), 14" (78 sevings), 10" (38 servings), 8" (24 servings) and 6" (12 servings). The total servings is 252.

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sweetcakes Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 4:13pm
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If you can bake an 18" round or square cake you have these options.
you could do round 6" 10" 14" 18" = 260 servings.
or round 6" 9" 12" on a 18" sq = 260 servings.

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leily Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 5:20pm
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Originally Posted by sweetcakes

If you can bake an 18" round or square cake you have these options.




Most ovens don't hold a 18" square or round, but they make 1/2 rounds and for the square you can do 4 - 9x9 squares put together for the 18square

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