Wedding Cake Sizes

Decorating By adventuregal Updated 23 Mar 2011 , 9:56pm by adventuregal

adventuregal Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 10:06pm
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I was wondering how those who have done a three tier cake do it tier-wise for 120 people. What sizes look and work the best for you?
I know this is kind of an abstract question, but it will be the largest wedding cake I've done so I'm not sure how the sizes will look together. party.gif

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CWR41 Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 10:09pm
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I like 4" difference between tiers, so a 14x10 = 116 +6 (for 1st anniversary) = 128.

Goonergirl Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 10:20pm
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Or a 3" difference in between tiers. A 13", 10", 7" will give around 124 servings.

pounds6 Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 11:01pm
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You can do a 12', 8' and a 6.....but make each tier 3 layers of cake, you can cut the pieces smaller and it will feed your guest count. Plus when you make each tier 3 layers of cake each tier is nice and tall and better because you have more room for decorating.

FromScratchSF Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 11:02pm
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The trend now is modern with unconventional layers and getting away from your "traditional" wedding cake look of evenly stacked tiers - for example I'm real excited to do a cake that has a top tier of a double 6", a 2nd tier of 1/2 8", then a regular 10" for a bottom tier. This will give us about 74 servings, which is exactly what they need. Anyway, I drew it out, did the math and I'm pretty sure it will look awesome for this modern style wedding cake.

So I guess ask yourself what style cake you are making, if it's modern or more trendy feel free to play with your layer heights/sizes to come up with something cool and unique.

Jen

CWR41 Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 11:18pm
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF

This will give us about 74 servings, which is exactly what they need.




They need 120 servings.

CWR41 Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 11:25pm
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If you're going with 6" tall tiers, they'll hang over dessert plates. It's best if you'd bake six 1" layers and put a cake board in between at 3"... easier to serve than 6" tall slices.

A 10x8 = 120 servings (6" tall, cut at 3" tall), + 6 = 144 (sliced however they'd like on 1st anniversary).

kathie-d Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 11:26pm
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF

This will give us about 74 servings, which is exactly what they need.



They need 120 servings.




I think what fromscratch is saying is that is what her couple needed...and just suggesting different tier heights to get what you need for your coupe. I think that is what she meant anyway....I could be completely off!

FromScratchSF Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 12:35am
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Originally Posted by CWR41

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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF

This will give us about 74 servings, which is exactly what they need.



They need 120 servings.



I think what fromscratch is saying is that is what her couple needed...and just suggesting different tier heights to get what you need for your coupe. I think that is what she meant anyway....I could be completely off!




Yes, "they" meant my clients, and the design was based around the untraditional tiers. I didn't work out the math on an untraditional cake for the OP's clients...

Jen

CWR41 Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 12:45am
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Yes, "they" meant my clients, and the design was based around the untraditional tiers. I didn't work out the math on an untraditional cake for the OP's clients...




Okay... thought it was a suggestion answering the OP's question.
(like your post in another thread... "Hardy Har Har"!) thumbs_up.gif

adventuregal Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 9:56pm
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thanks for the replies every one-I think I'll go with three layered tiers icon_smile.gif

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