umgrzfn Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 1:57am
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I am going to be making a 5 tier cake......square bottom tier, the rest will be round.  Suggestions on the sizes I should use?  There will be approx 175 people at the wedding.  I did explain that this cake is going to feed A LOT more then 175!!!!  She expressed understanding.Also, she wants.."FLAWLESS" BC.....ugh!!!!!  5 tiers of flawless BC....???!!!!!!!!!!!  The only decorations I will be putting on it is a pearl border around the bottom of each tier.

 

The flavors:

Bottom/square: Vanilla colored a purple

First round: Vanilla/Chocolate marble

Second: Chocolate with Chocolate filling

Third tier: Vanilla with a Rapberry filling

Last tier: DREADED Red Velvet

 

Any suggestions more then welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Smckinney07 Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 7:59am
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AIt really depends on the look you and the bride wants, I'd google cake serving charts you'll see stacked variations as well as serving sizes.

You can stack some cake dummies to have an idea of what it will look like. You can also add height with cake dummy if she doesn't want that many servings. You should also consider if they are saving or serving the top tier.

doramoreno62 Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 9:12am
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Here is a tutorial on how to get BC smooth using a paint roller

 

http://cakecentral.com/a/quick-easy-smooth-icing-using-a-roller-melvira-method

 

and here is one where you use a Viva paper towel to smooth BC

 

http://cakecentral.com/a/how-to-create-faux-fondant-the-paper-smoothing-towel-method-viva

RuthG Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 9:38am
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Hi,

 

I use Cake Stacker app to calculate and design such cakes.

 

They have Android and Iphone apps if you are interested.

 

Android App Link

 

Iphone App Link

 

Hope it helps. xx

CWR41 Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 2:33pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by umgrzfn 
 

I am going to be making a 5 tier cake......square bottom tier, the rest will be round.  Suggestions on the sizes I should use?  There will be approx 175 people at the wedding.  I did explain that this cake is going to feed A LOT more then 175!!!!

If she's okay with extra servings, a 14" square x rounds 12", 10", 8", & 6" will serve 216 - 228 (228 if not freezing top tier).

 

Or, 11" square x rounds 10", 9", 8", & 7" will serve 173 (if not freezing top tier).

umgrzfn Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 8:12pm
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Awesome!!  Thanks everyone!!  And the iphone app.....priceless! :o)

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