I am doing a wedding for 170 people. The bride wants to cut down on the price some so she just wants a smaller 3 tier cake and then sheet cakes for the rest. They want to save the top of the cake for the 1st anniversary. Any suggestions on what size tiers I should make and how many sheet cakes I would have to makes to get to the 170 people? Thanks
Check the Wilton cake site for their wedding cake serving chart. I can't remember right now how much each size serves but I *think* a 16"x4" serves 100; a 12x4" tier serves like 59 and an 8"x4" serves 25. Add a 6" top tier and you should be fine.
Since they want to fill in w/sheets, then make a 12x16x2" sheet for about 48 servings. Make that sheet 4" tall and it doubles the servings.
Then you can make a 12, 9, 6" tiered cake.
I don't know why you are making sheets for less than the price of a tiered cake.
It's the same amount of work and th e same amount of servings - unless it's just 2" tall w/o filling. Either way it's still the same amount of work for you.