By ali79756 Updated 7 Jul 2011 , 2:51pm by CWR41

ali79756 Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 3:51am
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I have to do a small 3 tier wedding cake the bride said only to feed 50 people shes wanting it to be round on top, square in the middle(not of set) and another round for the bottom.... What sizes would i use for this? thank u in advance

something like this
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/794483

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srkmilklady Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 4:45am
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This cake serving chart might help you in deciding what size pans you need or want to do for the cake.

http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm

HTH...

CWR41 Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 4:57am
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According to the industry standard Wilton chart:
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm
a 9" round (32 servings)
and a 6" square (18 servings)
would yield exactly 50 servings...
top it with whatever round size 1st anniversary tier that fits for them to freeze.

ali79756 Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 12:27pm
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Thank y'all for the help.... If i was to do a 6 inch round and a 6 inch square on top of each other would that work?

Dayti Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 1:10pm
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Originally Posted by ali79756

Thank y'all for the help.... If i was to do a 6 inch round and a 6 inch square on top of each other would that work?

You can't put the 6" square on the 6" round because the corners of the square will overhang the edge of the round. You could put the round on the square, but you will have no gap between the tiers, which could look a bit strange IMO. I suggest drawing the different size shapes on paper, and putting them on top of each other so you get an idea. Better would be if you had cake dummies to play with combinations

kristinhintz88 Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 1:39pm
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One thing I've done is to get creative on the HEIGHT of the tiers. If you did a 10 inch round double layer cake, an 8 inch square SINGLE layer cake, and a 6 inch round double layer cake you will get a little closer to your 50 servings. You don't always have to do double thickness tiers! The double layer cake tiers will be around 4 inches tall and the single layer tier will be about 2 inches tall. I made a baby shower cake I did where I had 3 tiers and different thicknesses- it's the onesie cake in my profile.

CWR41 Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 2:51pm
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Originally Posted by kristinhintz88

If you did a 10 inch round double layer cake, an 8 inch square SINGLE layer cake...

An 8" square won't fit on a 10" round. It needs to go on at least a 12".

Here are the right angle measurements:
4" 5.66
5" 7.07
6" 8.49
7" 9.9
8" 11.31
9" 12.73
10" 14.14
11" 15.56
12" 16.97
13" 18.38
14" 19.8
15" 21.21
16" 22.63
17" 24.04
18" 25.46