I have my first official cake order and it's a Christening cake. Two tiers with a Precious Moments cross on top. It needs to feed 25-30 people and my cakes are usually about 5 in tall. Would you do a 6" and 9" or 7" and 10" round? I am guessing there will be enough cake either way, but from an appearance standpoint...what would you recommend? Also, is there a magic number for how much bigger the stand needs to be than the bottom tier?
Thanks for your help!
An 8" and 4" serves 30.
The stand can be the same size as the bottom tier or usually not more than 4" larger.
how big is your cross? is it a premade topper or are you designing it? if it is pre-made then I would make sure it fits and looks right on the top cake... since either option you gave will be enough cake -go for what looks best with your overall design.