What Tier Sizes Should I Use For A Three Tier Cake For About 45 People?

Decorating By mar1980 Updated 15 Mar 2013 , 5:00pm by -K8memphis

mar1980 Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 1:39pm
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Ashold they be in 2 inch increments? im also afraid of it looking bad if its too small. its for a baby shoer and I have to put a 2d stollercstanding upbon the top. I appreciate any help.

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Roseyrod Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 1:42pm
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Whatever sizes you decide on if it's 3 tiers for only 45 people then one tier should be a dummy.

-K8memphis Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 2:17pm
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to me making things as the customer orders if it's possible is one of the fun challenges for a caker


a 39 serving 3-tier is petite and very possible


8x6x4 or 9x7x5--all cake


it could be adorable for a baby shower if everything is done to proportion--

it only looks bad if it's not decorated/done right


i would inform the client that this will be a petite cake


some cakers heavily diss and come off sounding afraid of different size cakes (?) and ice themselves into corners imo--why limit one's horizons--the sun sets soon enough anyhow--

be wild and daring make an unusual sized cake icon_biggrin.gif


suggestion--place small tiers on the turntable and pipe the icing on--


also if you have a stand turntable you can turn it upside down to facilitate the bitsy tiers--use the small end on top--use nubbly shelf paper to keep it from sliding--maybe need to put it on a bigger board temporarily


i mean if you are a hobby baker--no worries


if you have a nice secure minimum price set--go for it


think in miniature--it's refreshing


got lilliputian? ;)

mar1980 Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 2:29pm
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AThank you so much for the advice and encouragement ;)

-K8memphis Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 2:43pm
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and--you'll get all your servings out of the two bottom tiers of course


so the top tier can be shorter if necessary--they don't all have to be the exact same height


they only need to be proportioned


use the decor (and the size of the decor) to visually balance out anything that needs it

-K8memphis Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 5:00pm
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another idea --


for the display-- is to turn a cake pan upside down on the display table or a stack of books and put a pretty cloth over it


and place the cake on that so it shows to best advantage in all it's petiteness


not too tall --but all in proportion

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