bakingmywaytowealth Posted 16 May 2013 , 2:32pm
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Hello Bakers:

 

I recently received a request to make a 1 tiered cake for 75 ppl. Can this be done?

 

I have a 10" round pan and was wondering if I could just bake two 10" cakes and stack them as one tier? Would this be enough for 75 ppl?

 

Also, how much fondant would I need? You can tell I'm an amateur right? HA!

 

Thanks so much for any direction.

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ddaigle Posted 16 May 2013 , 3:12pm
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A double 10" round will not give you 75 servings. 

 

A 14" double round will serve 63-82.    A 12x12 double square will serve 48-72.  The larger number is only if cut using wedding slices. 

 

Here is a wilton document addressing how much fondant needed to cover different sizes of cakes.

 

http://www.wilton.com/decorating/fondant/fondant-amounts-to-cover-cakes.cfm

CWR41 Posted 16 May 2013 , 3:25pm
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http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm
 

remnant3333 Posted 16 May 2013 , 3:28pm
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You can always make cupcakes to go with the 10 inch 2 layer cake to make up for the extra people that it would not feed. Better to have more than you need than not enough. Good luck!!

AZCouture Posted 16 May 2013 , 4:27pm
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Originally Posted by bakingmywaytowealth 

Hello Bakers:

 

I recently received a request to make a 1 tiered cake for 75 ppl. Can this be done?

 

I have a 10" round pan and was wondering if I could just bake two 10" cakes and stack them as one tier? Would this be enough for 75 ppl?

 

Also, how much fondant would I need? You can tell I'm an amateur right? HA!

 

Thanks so much for any direction.

If you're speaking in two separate tiers stacked together, then almost. Those are referred to as double barrels. A double barrel 10 will yield about 70 servings. Probably close enough. But geez, what an odd look unless it's being heavily decorated or has a very striking and large focal point.

bakingmywaytowealth Posted 20 May 2013 , 3:20pm
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If you're speaking in two separate tiers stacked together, then almost. Those are referred to as double barrels. A double barrel 10 will yield about 70 servings. Probably close enough. But geez, what an odd look unless it's being heavily decorated or has a very striking and large focal point.

 

Thank everyone for the responses! Really appreciate it!

 

Question: If I do a double 10" or a double barrel - would I seperate each layer with a round cardboard piece so they wont cut straight through? That way it will be enough and they will cut the top layer then the bottom although they'll be stacked together? (hope that makes sense). icon_smile.gif

CWR41 Posted 20 May 2013 , 3:34pm
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Originally Posted by bakingmywaytowealth 

Question: If I do a double 10" or a double barrel - would I seperate each layer with a round cardboard piece so they wont cut straight through? That way it will be enough and they will cut the top layer then the bottom although they'll be stacked together? (hope that makes sense). icon_smile.gif


No, not each layer -- each layer cake or tier... every 4" of cake height.  It's 2 two-layer cakes the same size that just happen to be stacked.

reginaherrin Posted 20 May 2013 , 4:12pm
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Why do they only want a single tier to that amount of people?  Why don't you just do a half sheet which about 72 people.  Also a 16" will feed 77 people.  Even if you do a 10" double barrel you would only get 56 serving since each only feeds 28 people.  Plus it will look VERY strange to do it that way. 

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