I have been asked to do a topsy turvy cake for 60 people, for a child's birthday party. I'm not quite sure what sizes to use. I like the effect of having a slightly tapered base to each tier. I was thinking:
Tier one - 8,7,6
Tier two - 10,9,8
Tier three - 12,11,10
*Using a 1.5" layer of each size
Is that too much? Too little? I have heard differing opinions about the Wilton chart of serving sizes.
Also, what's the best way to stabilize it?
Thanks so much!
I just made a wedding topsy turvy cake (see my gallery) that was the same layers as you mention but I also had a 12-13-14 layer as well. I had it calculated as 134 servings. I use the smallest layer of each tier to calculate the servings. The tier sizes you mentioned will serve 78 according to my calculations. If you make just tiers 2 & 3 it will serve 64.
If you have the time, I recommend getting the Topsy Turvy DVD that Sharon Zambito (SugarEdProductions) has. It helped me tremendously.