Help Getting Servings Right

Decorating By LIllybell23 Updated 10 Nov 2013 , 3:44pm by -K8memphis

LIllybell23 Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 4:44pm
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I am having a hard time figuring out how to make this cake serve 150  She likes that the heights of the tiers are different so I need to stick with that and when I mentioned a back up cake so that this one didn't have to be so big she didn't seem to like the idea... Thanks!

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-K8memphis Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 5:06pm
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you'd have to go about 12x12 x 9 x 6--that's approximately 160 servings where the bottom cake is really two tiers the same size--


but if one of my brides chose a silhouette then she lost control on the servings--if she wants certain amount of servings she cannot firmly dictate the silhouette--i mean she could say rounds or whatever but my brides didn't get both choices--you are right to want to use the picture as the guide and make up servings with another cake because the size i have described will not look like that cake exactly--


to get that exact look you have to  take the width and the height in perspective--so your client needs to be advised she can't have both imo


because it kinda looks like a 10 x 7 x 5 to me--or even more petite perhaps--who knows but i doubt that bottom cake is a 12--


what i'm trying to say is your client is blowing it out of proportion


idk--if you get the zig zags to scale it would probably work

LIllybell23 Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 5:18pm
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Ok thats what I was thinking I just wasn't sure how to make the bottom one serve enough but I will probably make four 12" and cut them like two 2 layer cakes.  I am thinking I will use a cardboard separator plate between the two cakes and just frost over it so you can't see it... I am a friend of the bride so I should be at the reception to help the server if they need it.

-K8memphis Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 6:52pm
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cool--yes exactly right--plus youi get extra points for being 'on call' for her --nice touch--i hide at weddings where my cakes are served :-D


what part of arkansas are you in? we're going to little rock & beebe tomorrow--my husband fixes machinery and i go along for the ride sometimes--it keeps us off the phone all day to each other --ha! we were in mississippi yesterday


"road trip!"

LIllybell23 Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 11:34pm
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I live in North AR in Harrison.  That sounds like fun!  Much more fun than staying home alone!

I know what you mean about hiding!  I really hate being at weddings that I do the cake for cause if a kid crashes into it or something I don't want to know about it :D

-K8memphis Posted 7 Nov 2013 , 2:08am
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years ago for vacation we stayed at aunt sadie's bread & breakfast & went to eureka springs & did the passion play up there--oh yeah and silver dollar city--awesome part of arkansas!

LIllybell23 Posted 7 Nov 2013 , 2:51am
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 I love Silver Dollar City!  I'm gonna have to go up there and see the Christmas lights :) 

 Have fun on your trip!  I haven't been to the Little Rock area much so I don't know of any fun stuff around there.

-K8memphis Posted 7 Nov 2013 , 12:23pm
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thank you and i hope your cake turns out awesome!

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jenbug1 Posted 9 Nov 2013 , 3:17am
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I was just reading through this thread and saw Arkansas mentioned so I thought I'd say hi!  I am in North Little Rock!  

-K8memphis Posted 9 Nov 2013 , 1:43pm
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hey jenbug--i was in nlr thursday! by 'was in' i mean passed through--


i  arkansas!

jenbug1 Posted 10 Nov 2013 , 2:20am
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Well you do travel around our area a lot! The husband is lucky to have you along for company :) I am just assuming from your username you are from the Memphis area? I have been wanting to take my husband there. He's not an Arkansas native and has never been!! I think that is just crazy! 

-K8memphis Posted 10 Nov 2013 , 3:44pm
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Originally Posted by jenbug1 
The husband is lucky to have you along for company :) 


i never let him forget it  :-D


yes--memphis ten oh see --- the bluff city on the big river


memphis is a great place to live and to visit--whenever you might get to come try to get a view of the bridge at night when it's all lit up--

it's quietly peacefully powerfully amazing--there's no place like home--

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