Tier Size

Decorating By Cupcakeboy85 Updated 15 May 2011 , 4:39am by Cupcakeboy85

Cupcakeboy85 Posted 12 May 2011 , 3:49pm
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I would like to know would a 16" and 12" size cakes will look good together? I am doing a two tiered cake to feed 150 people

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ddaigle Posted 12 May 2011 , 4:11pm
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Depends what is going on top of that 12. Personally, I would not recommend that combo. I think they are 2 big to be only a 2 tier. If someone wnated to serve 150, I would recommend a 1/2 stacked on a full, or a 8/10/12 square or a 4 tier. Not sure what your event is or what the customer is requesting.

Brevity Posted 12 May 2011 , 4:16pm
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First thought when I hear 16x12 -blah. Truly, though, it does depend on what the decoration will be.

CWR41 Posted 12 May 2011 , 4:26pm
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IMO, no.

Depending on the occasion, I'd think an approximate 100 serving single-layer full sheet cake (16x24) with an approximate 50 serving single-layer half sheet cake (12x1icon_cool.gif would do the job and look better.

Or, a 14" square double layer with a 10" square double layer.

Or, a 16" square double layer with an 8" square double layer offset.

Cupcakeboy85 Posted 12 May 2011 , 4:37pm
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Originally Posted by ddaigle

Depends what is going on top of that 12. Personally, I would not recommend that combo. I think they are 2 big to be only a 2 tier. If someone wnated to serve 150, I would recommend a 1/2 stacked on a full, or a 8/10/12 square or a 4 tier. Not sure what your event is or what the customer is requesting.




It's for birthday party and the person wants a round cake and on top of the cake I'm going to put a number

Cupcakeboy85 Posted 15 May 2011 , 2:48am
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I'm gonna do a 16 round how many batches of batter should I make? the recipe I'm using doesn't say the amount

CWR41 Posted 15 May 2011 , 2:53am
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Originally Posted by Cupcakeboy85

I'm gonna do a 16 round how many batches of batter should I make? the recipe I'm using doesn't say the amount




A 16" round serves 100, here are the batter amounts:
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

Cupcakeboy85 Posted 15 May 2011 , 2:58am
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So does that mean its 15 batches of batter? (just wanna make sure)

leah_s Posted 15 May 2011 , 3:27am
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[quote="Cupcakeboy85"]So does that mean its 15 batches of batter? (just wanna make sure)[/quote]

The heading of the column specifics CUPS.

Cupcakeboy85 Posted 15 May 2011 , 3:37am
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cupcakeboy85

So does that mean its 15 batches of batter? (just wanna make sure)



The heading of the column specifics CUPS.




Okkkk but what does that mean exactly?!

CreativeCakesbyMichelle Posted 15 May 2011 , 4:11am
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You'll need to figure out how many cups of batter your recipe makes and then figure out how many batches you will need to make to get 15 cups of batter. For example, if your recipe states that it makes enough for two 8 inch round pans then you look on the chart and see that one 8 inch round pan takes 3 and 1/2 cups so that means your recipe makes about 7 cups of batter. So to get 15 cups of batter you would need to make a little over 2 batches of the recipe. I would probably just make 3 batches to be safe, measure 15 cups to put into the 16 inch pan, and then use the rest to make cupcakes or a smaller cake (because I like to eat cake and so does my family lol). HTH

Cupcakeboy85 Posted 15 May 2011 , 4:39am
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Michelle thank u sooooooooooooooooooo much for breaking it down for me I reallly appreciate it! icon_biggrin.gif

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