Blocks Cake - How Big?

Decorating By alliecakes82 Updated 2 Aug 2011 , 5:45pm by AnotherCaker

alliecakes82 Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 5:34pm
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Hi Everyone,

I am doing a Baby Blocks cake for a friend's shower (yey! my first non-family cake). Thinking it will be three tiers of different sizes. The cake needs to feed 60-80 people. What size squares do you think would be best?

Thanks for your help!
Allie

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AnotherCaker Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 5:41pm
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The easiest way is to make one single block, from two 8" square tiers. Here's my favorite one I've done. Served 60. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yuma_couture_cakes/4178443825/in/set-72157622502090514

AnotherCaker Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 5:45pm
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I have done them in 6x6 as well, and 10x10. For the 10x10, I used a 10" square tier, and a 10" dummy, and made up the difference with a layer of 1/2 thick foam core under the bottom dummy layer. For an 8x8, you would separate and support the top tier with a board slightly smaller, like 7 1/4 inches, so you can smooth the sides without the board showing. It's basically making a double barrel cake. http://www.flickr.com/photos/deliciously_decadent/sets/72157621850372685/with/3798619197/

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