I'm making a bridal shower cake for this Sat and am in need of flavor/tier ideas. It's a beach theme for about 70ppl so I was planning on doing a 3tier(either 8-10-12 rounds or 8-10 rounds on top of 12sq or 11x15?? By looking at both the Wilton and Earlene chart it seems like this is more than enough cake but according to the servings at my local bakery it's not enough...very confused.
Also, they want a summery flavor. I wanted to do my strawberry cake but it is a sr cream cake and is very light and wouldn't hold up to stacking. Any suggestions/recipes on another option...lemon, lime?
Thanks for any help
MacsMom's Mimosa cake is my favorite for showers and brunches. It uses real champagne and orange sherbert. It's awesome.
Technically your support structure should be holding the top tier. The cake really shouldn't bear any of the weight. You may look into SPS if you want to use a more fragile cake for tiered cakes. It works great.
A straight champagne cake is also light and summery as well.
They summarized all the recipes from the gourmet flavors thread here
The mimosa cake recipe is in their as well as several others.
Shiny metal objects is a great cake size calculator (http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cake_calculator.cgi); as for the flavor, I would just ask them what they prefer based on the flavors that you offer. HTH - Kim