What Size Tiers

Decorating By megan81 Updated 6 Feb 2011 , 2:32pm by CWR41

megan81 Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 9:43am
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I have agreed to make a friend of mines wedding cake for her but ned some help with sorting out the tier sizes. She is having between 20-30 guests (small wedding) & wants a three tiered round cake. She doesn't mind if the top tier is a dummy tier. Could someone help me out with what tier sizes I should be using for this number.

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mombabytiger Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 11:17am
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I'm not smart enough to post the link, but google "Earlene's Cake serving chart" and she will give you your answer!

LisaPeps Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 11:21am
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A 6" round on top of an 8" round will give you 36 servings. Having a 4" round to make the third tier would give you an extra 8 servings. Having a 10" round to make the third tier would give you an extra 38 servings.

Or you could have a 10" dummy.

Heres a good serving chart


CWR41 Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 2:32pm
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I agree with LisaPeps... or you could do a 7" x 6" to serve 32 and throw a 4" on top of that for their 1st anniversary cake. (I hope the bride realizes just how tiny a 3-tier cake is that only serves 20-30.)

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