How Many Tiers And Layers Should I Use?

Decorating By ladyk1am Updated 19 Nov 2012 , 1:42am by remnant3333

ladyk1am Posted 13 Nov 2012 , 3:38pm
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I am scheduled to make my first wedding cake (I prefer 3d themed cakes) this weekend and could use some help figuring out the right size pans and correct # of layers per cake. The design is a 4 tier round and needs to serve 120. Any suggestions or references?


Thank you! 


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KHalstead Posted 13 Nov 2012 , 3:57pm
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Here are my serving charts I've shows all the different combos of round tiered cakes at a quick glance



ladyk1am Posted 13 Nov 2012 , 4:03pm
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Thank you thank you thank you! This is the best one I've seen!! ~kym

LisieAn Posted 13 Nov 2012 , 7:41pm
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Part of it will depend on how tall your tiers are.  I'd say that the serving chart above is planning on 4" tiers.  If yours are shorter then they'll serve fewer.  




ladyk1am Posted 14 Nov 2012 , 2:13pm
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Thank you.

KHalstead Posted 19 Nov 2012 , 12:45am
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Originally Posted by ladyk1am 

Thank you thank you thank you! This is the best one I've seen!! ~kym

Thanks!!  And yes, they are for cakes that are 2 layers high and around 4" in total height (mine usually wind up around 5" but I guarantee they get at least 4")

remnant3333 Posted 19 Nov 2012 , 1:42am
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Thanks for the chart!! It is very much appreciated/Mary

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