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I have a question for you all. I have a customer requesting a 5 Tier Multi Shaped Wedding Cake for 250 people in Round and Square shaped.

Bottom tier - will be round shape

2nd Tier ---- will be square shape

3rd Tier ---- round shape

4th Tier ---- square shape

5th Tier----- round shape

I'm not sure what size of pans they are, can anyone please help???

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just a quick calculation here--must be checked & re-checked for accuracy so what i got is

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18rÂ x 12sq Â x 11r Â x 7sq x 6r = 285

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17r x 11sq x 10r x 6 sq x 5r = 240

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17r x 11 sq x 11 r x 7sq x 6r = 272

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so actually

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18r x 12sq x 10r x 6 sq x 5r is agh 264

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my suggestion to you is make all these sizes cut out of paper and stack 'em up and see what you like

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you have to be careful because neither a 16" nor aÂ 14" square fits on an 18" round--you got the corners hanging off-rookie mistake there -- the correct round to square proportions are in my suggestions-- if i din typo anything up there ;) --you could get a 13"sq on an 18"rd --the corners would be right flush with the 18

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but conversely you *can* put a 12" r on top of a 12" square--you need to decorate it right to make it happen--but you can do it so there is wiggle room but you wanna stack it up to see how it flows with your design etc.--for example a beautiful damask design--even white on white would be stunner on the flush areas on a 12rd atop a 12 sq~~whatever

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so you wanna make sure everything is proportional *to your design*

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and these are for 4" tall tiers

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*** these are just rough calculations--do not rely 100% on my not making a mistake--

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if i was doing this cake i would redo my figures several times--this is rough draft starting point for you

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odd numbered pan serving estimate:

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7" sq = 25

9" sq =41

11" sq = 61

13" sq = 85

15" sq= 113

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7" rd = 18

9" rd = 32

11" rd = 47

13" rd = 66

15" rd = 88

17" rd = 113

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give or take a few ;)

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http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cakulator.cgi

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there's an i on the end of theÂ invaluable linkageÂ you have kindly, generously provided, d ;)

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here are the right angle measurements for squares:

4" 5.66

5" 7.07

6" 8.49

7" 9.9

8" 11.31

9" 12.73

10" 14.14

11" 15.56

12" 16.97

13" 18.38

14" 19.8

15" 21.21

16" 22.63

17" 24.04

18" 25.46

so technically, a 13" sq on an 18" rd would hang over .38 (everything else appears accurate).

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here are the right angle measurements for squares:

4" 5.66

5" 7.07

6" 8.49

7" 9.9

8" 11.31

9" 12.73

10" 14.14

11" 15.56

12" 16.97

13" 18.38

14" 19.8

15" 21.21

16" 22.63

17" 24.04

18" 25.46

so technically, a 13" sq on an 18" rd would hang over .38 (everything else appears accurate).

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oooh a math person--awesome! i just eyeball it.

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would it be .38 divided by 4? so less than a tenth of an inch?

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i'd consider that 'right flush'

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or is it a third of an inch per corner??

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a third of an inch is too much i think--don't you?

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you could kind of wiggle it with borders though but that's why i just mostly suggested 12's on the 18's

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so technically a 12.5 would just fit

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right?

Thank you for your response much appreciated! That's a great idea about cutting out the sizes I should of thought of that first! The client wants it smaller than 18" starting point so will have to cut out my shapes and see what gels I supposeÂ

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Thanks againÂ

Alex31, Do you keep Dummies around.Â They can also hep give your client an idea of the cake shape will look like?Â Just a thought.

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