I am making a hexagon shaped cake for 100 people. I make my cakes 3 layers of cake, 2 layers of filling. The top tier is for the bride / groom. What size cake pans do I need? This is my first hexagon cake and I need to buy the pans and the cutting charts I find are for 2 layer cakes only.
the footprint of the tier determines the amount of servings so whether the individual tier is 3inches tall or 5 inches tall you get the same number of servings.
pans can come in different depths so it just depends on which you prefer as a baker as to which set you purchase
has nothing to do necessarily with the layers you create
i think there's more than one way to price a tier cake.
- by the number of servings is one way
- by the profile of the cake is another way
for a hex cake that needs to feed 100 plus top tier i would explain that in this case they are buying a profile
not purchasing according to amount of servings.
i'd charge them for all servings involved for whatever set of hex pans i bought--it's a 4 tier set
some are in 2 inch increments and wilton is in 3 inch increments--but they buy all the servings in this case to get the profile, the hex shape they want
if i hand cut the hex cakes so they get the exact number of servings i would bust the price out so that the regular pan sizes would be cheaper anyhow
that's how i do it
The way I calculate this cake would be 4 tier, the top not included in servings. I also use 3 cake layers and 2 filling.
The closest I can come to 100 servings in this shape pan is 98 servings using a 12, 10, 8 , and 6 inch hexagon pan .
I use the wilton pans, someone may know of another brand with varying sizes that could possibly offer a 4 inch pan for your top tier to boost the servings over 100 by using the 6 inch to serve.
Hope this helps.