How big is too big?

Decorating By mrsmac888 Updated 27 Jan 2014 , 2:12pm by mrsmac888

mrsmac888 Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 3:10pm
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Hi.  I'm making a baby shower cake for a friend this weekend.  The cake I'm making is here:


There will be 50 people in attendance, so I was thinking I would use a 14" cake for the buggy with 8" wheels.   When I put the pans out on a cake board, it looks huge to me.  Almost silly big.  I then looked at it with a 12" buggy and 6" wheels.  I'm now at a loss, which should I do????  If I do the 12" buggy I could do a sheet cake to make up the additional servings.  Could someone give me their opinion?  Is 14" too big????



8 replies
CWR41 Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 3:24pm
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If you did a single-layer 14" and two single-layer 6" cakes, you wouldn't need an additional sheet cake.
leah_s Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 3:26pm
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What she ^ said.

mrsmac888 Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 3:28pm
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CWR, Thank you for replying.  I don't think I was clear in my question.  What I want to know is the cake optically too big?  Would a 14" look funny or even ridiculous?  Would going smaller be better and then do a sheet cake too? 

Thanks again!


ellavanilla Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 3:54pm
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Don't  forget, you'll be carving it too. the pans always look bigger than the finished product. 

mrsmac888 Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 4:13pm
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Thank you All,   I'm starting to think 14" will be just fine! 



remnant3333 Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 4:36pm
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Please post a picture of your cake once you make it. I think the cake picture of the baby buggy is too cute!!!! Good luck, I am sure it will come out fine!!!!

mrsmac888 Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 2:12pm
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So, I did it!  I was nervous, but it turned out fine.  Mission accomplished and Picture posted!   :-P

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