Weight Of A 4 Tiered Cake

Decorating By suprgrlndg Updated 28 Mar 2011 , 10:56pm by tryingcake

suprgrlndg Posted 28 Mar 2011 , 2:19pm
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This may be in the forum already, but i can't find it.
I'm making a 4 tiered wedding cake...my second wedding cake ever.
It will be 12in, 10in, 8in and 6in tiers, covered in butter cream, the fillings are white chocolate buttercream and blueberries.

Can anyone tell me how much it might weigh? Or how to estimate it?
The bride and groom want to buy a vintage cake stand and we need to know what it needs to be able to support.

Thanks!!

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CWR41 Posted 28 Mar 2011 , 2:51pm
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Originally Posted by suprgrlndg

It will be 12in, 10in, 8in and 6in tiers, covered in butter cream, the fillings are white chocolate buttercream and blueberries.

Can anyone tell me how much it might weigh?




As long as it isn't carrot cake, I'd say it would probably weigh less than 25 lbs.
(57.50 oz., 37.50 oz., 21 oz., 15 oz., + <16 lbs. buttercream = 24.25 lbs.) HTH.

suprgrlndg Posted 28 Mar 2011 , 9:42pm
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Thanks.

I've read online that some wedding cakes weigh between 75 and 100 lbs!

It's white cake not carrot, and no fondant.

tryingcake Posted 28 Mar 2011 , 10:56pm
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All I know is by the time you put a proper board under the cake it will be heavy - be prepared with help if you are not assembling on site.

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