Cake Sizes

Decorating By So Frosted Updated 7 Jan 2014 , 3:25am by So Frosted

So Frosted Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 2:18am
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AHi guys I have a cake to do for a high tea in February but I can't work out what sizes to make the cakes. I need to feed around 250 people but it's no big deal if I have to make a few extra cakes for the kitchen.

I have attached (hopefully) a rough drawing of what I was thinking. If you could give me some ideas as to cake sizes I would really appreciate it.

Thanks Sarah

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enga Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 4:50am
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That is a really cute design, 4 tiers using these sizes,10 -12 -14 - 16 would serve 250 people. I don't know if you want to make it quite that big or not. You could also make it smaller, 4 - 6 -10 and half sheet or full sheet made to look like a table with teacup placements. Just tossing out a few ideas, HTH

enga Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 5:22am
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So Frosted Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 8:23am
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AThanks :) I don't think I want to make it that big, I wouldn't be able to lift it! Lol.

What would you suggest for cake height? I don't know whether to make them higher than usual to balance it out? I've never made a cake like this before so I need all the help I can get!

enga Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 11:16am
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Are you making your own stand? If so here is a thread that might help.


Oh, I forgot, a 3 tiered cake of 8 12 and 16 would serve 156, maybe a full sheet to make up the difference. I'm sure with your design any route you take it's going to come out lovely. Good Luck!

ddaigle Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 2:04pm
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I would never have 10" as my top is just too big.   Is your tea pot going to be cake? 


I would do a 6/9/12/16.   That's 200 servings.  You are going to lose some servings in the carving of the tea pot so you will need some supplemental cake somehow...maybe a double quarter sheet kitchen cake...?

ddaigle Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 2:07pm
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I also hope you are charging a fortune for this:-D.

deannescakes Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 10:58pm
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If I remember correctly, the Wilton Cake Decorating website gives you information on cake sizing according to how many people.

ddaigle Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 11:13pm
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This is my fav website for figuring out different sizes.

sbonham Posted 28 Dec 2013 , 6:38am
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This is the link for the Wilton cake serving guide Deannescakes mentioned to you. There is much more info that I have found helpful. ;-D

So Frosted Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 2:15am
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Hi guys,

Sorry I've taken so long to reply, I've been away over Christmas.


Ddaigle- I think your sizes sound pretty good, you don't think the 9 and 12 will be too heavy/ big to have on an angle? Yes, the teapot will be cake, I have a litre Pyrex bowl that I was going to bake the 2 halves in.


Also I am doing this cake for free to get my name out there as I have just decided to start charging for my cakes.


Thanks heaps for all your replies I appreciate the help



ddaigle Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 2:37am
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It's all about your set up construction for that design.   I have never used any type of PVC construction, but I have seen it done online.   Bronwen Weber does a lot of it.  If you have your construction sound...I think it will be fine.  I just can't tell how to make that happen.   Do a lot of research. 

So Frosted Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 2:41am
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Thanks :)


I think I have the construction side worked out. Wish me luck!

Will post a pic when it's done :)

So Frosted Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 3:25am
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Oh and if anyone has any better ideas for my design.......


The theme is rustic and the colours are white, turquoise and brown (think hessian/ burlap)


I'm not very good at the design side of things lol so if anyone has any suggestions...


Thanks guys :)

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