Help!! I am doing my first wedding. the Bride does not know the size she wants the tiers...just that she wants 3 and needs to feed 100 people. I want to do 10-8-6. is this correct??? also, what size of cake plateau should I use....can you tell Im new to this...thanks for ANY advise!!!!
Keep in mind that the top tier would be taken home for the 1st year anniversary so the two tiers need to be able to feed the 100 people. Also, a client typically would not know what size the tiers should be, it would your responsibility to advise in this area. Wilton has a cake size chart and others have provided their charts in the forum as well.
Also, are you making square or round cakes. This impacts if you have enough cake because you can get more slices out of a square vs. round cake. Finished cake height also impacts your servings too. I for example make my cakes about 4 1/2 inches tall.
Based on what your provided so far, I am not sure you will have enough to feed 100 people.
Hope this helps.
Here is the wilton serving chart http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm
A 10-8-6 would only serve 74.
Proportion wise I like a 14-10-6 but i will give you 116 servings. Maybe someone else has a better thought
thank you for the info!!! this is just what I needed. What size cake plateau should I use (if I use one) Cake Central rocks!!!
oh, just reread your comments, the cakes will be round.
I typically make my cake base about 2 inches larger than my bottom cake tier. You definitely need one. Once stacked that cake will be heavier than you think. Also, since you will have to make it around to decorate it, refrigerate it, transport it, set it up, a cake plateau is critical.
12,9,6 is just right for 100 ppl. Thats what I use at least. And then a 14 or 16 inch stand. Another option besides a stand is a pretty wood board covered with cake foil and a ribbon around the edge.