Tiered Cake For 150

Decorating By Caker16 Updated 7 May 2012 , 6:03pm by Caker16

Caker16 Posted 2 May 2012 , 9:31pm
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I am making a tiered cake that should be 150 servings. The bride says she prefers three tiers but would be fine making it 4 tiers. I have been trying to look for what size tiers would be best to make up this cake and have come up short! I would prefer to keep the bottom tier to 12" round but understand if I have to make it larger. Any help? Thanks in advance!

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AZCouture Posted 2 May 2012 , 9:34pm
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5-8-11-14 would be best. A lot of people have "3 tiered cake" stuck in their brains for some reason. It's not always realistic.

Caker16 Posted 3 May 2012 , 1:09am
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Thank you for your feedback! I am trying to stick with pan sizes I already have though, so do you think 8", 10" 12" ad 14" will work? If my math is correct that gets to 155 servings. I just don't know if an 8" top tier is too large....

AZCouture Posted 3 May 2012 , 1:12am
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I personally consider a 6" top tier too big, I try to stay at 4 or 5, so an 8 is positively gargantuan to me. I would carve it down maybe? I couldn't do it with an 8" top tier, so I'd personally figure something else out. Sorry.

kimma1299 Posted 3 May 2012 , 1:48am
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I think the 8" will be too big, as well. What about 6,9,12,14 I just had to do one this size. It worked out great, but was really hard to transport.

quietude Posted 3 May 2012 , 2:17am
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Shiny Metal Objects (http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cakulator.cgi?option=2&option=Select+Cakulator) is a good site for playing aroung with sizes. I too prefer a 4'' or 5'' top tier to avoid the squat look.

Chellescakes Posted 3 May 2012 , 7:23am
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Do the three tiers that you are comfortable with and do kitchen cakes for the rest of the servings.

Caker16 Posted 7 May 2012 , 6:03pm
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Thank you all for your input! I think I will present both the 8",10", 12", 14 and 6", 9", 12", 14" options and see what the bride and groom think. Thanks again this was very helpful!

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