Perfect Tier Sizes

Baking By NixonsNummies Updated 17 May 2011 , 12:09am by NixonsNummies

NixonsNummies Posted 16 May 2011 , 9:56pm
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I need to make a wedding cake that will feed at least 75 people but Im not sure which tiers size to use. 12, 10, and 8? will it look ok?

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mcaulir Posted 16 May 2011 , 10:24pm
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That will feed 118, but will look fine. 10, 8, 6 will feed 74. 12, 9, 6 will feed 100.

AnotherCaker Posted 16 May 2011 , 10:25pm
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No, having an 8" top tier will look silly and massive.

5-8-11=73
4-8-12 = 80
4/6/8/10=70
6/7/8/9=75
5/6/7/8/9=83

kakeladi Posted 16 May 2011 , 11:07pm
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.............8" top tier will look silly and massive........

It depends on the rest of the cake really. I have done a few w/an 8" top and sure don't think it looked 'silly and massive'.
But then I don't like most cakes that are 4,6,8,10 either icon_sad.gif

Ideally there should be 4" between the tiers ie" 16, 12, 10, 6.

To serve 75 people I would consider any of the following:
12x4 and 8x4" rounds
12x4; 8x4 and 5x3" rounds
12x4; 9x4 and 6x3" hearts
9x13x4" (sheet) and 6x3" heart
9x13; 10x7 and 7x5 ovals w/a 4 or 5x3" round
12, 9, & 6" hex
10" sq; 9" heart w/4 or 5" round (place the heart point on a sq corner/point to point)
10" sq w/ 6" round
9x13x4 w/6x3" round

AnotherCaker Posted 16 May 2011 , 11:09pm
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I don't agree with the "ideally" part. What sort of design will this have? Some look better with much closer spacing, some look better with 3 inches, it all depends.

NixonsNummies Posted 17 May 2011 , 12:09am
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Well she wants diamond shape cake and the middle tier will have a diamond pattern on it. So Im trying to figure out what to do with it.

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