Hi I am making a baby shower cake for about 50 people. I have 6", 8", and 10" rounds. Should I make each tier 3" or 4" tall? I am new to this and the 10"round 4" high tier is scaring me a bit. I had no problem with the fondant on the 6", but am having trouble with the 8". (I am starting with the 4" high tiers and wondering if I should cut them down.
That will serve 74, so if you're only making them 3" tall, you can also serve larger slices to make up for the difference they aren't getting in the height of the serving. Standard US servings are typically 4" tall, but if you are having difficulty getting fondant on 4" high cakes and 3" high is easier for you--then do what works best for you. (It could be that it's just harder to cover cakes as they are getting progressively larger in diameter, which is normal for most people.)
thank you, I am going to try again with the 8" (4") but if not satisfied with look then I'll cut down to 3" which I had no problem doing (on my practice cake)