Is This Even Possible?

Decorating By CakesbyMichele Updated 24 Jan 2014 , 4:31pm by ellavanilla

CakesbyMichele Posted 24 Jan 2014 , 2:40pm
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I have a wedding consult set up next month with a bride.  She emailed me a picture last nightof a cake she likes and wanted to know if 3 tier was going to look to 'stumpy' as another cake decorator told her it would.  The decorator told her she could do the cake as a 5 tier so it wouldn't look 'stumpy'.  The bride needs the cake to feed 115!  I was floored when I read this post!  Granted, I include the whole cake in my serving size as I do an anniversary coupon, but even not including the top tier in the serving size and starting with a 4 tier top, I still couldn't calculate it to work out close to 115 servings for 5 tiers.  I'm basing this on 1x2x4 slices.  Am I missing something here or is this other decorator way off base?  This poor bride is going to be very confused now with wrong information.  Just wanted to vent/share.  Still can't get over that one.



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sadiep Posted 24 Jan 2014 , 2:44pm
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can you include the pic?

-K8memphis Posted 24 Jan 2014 , 2:46pm
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wow--i think i would avoid comparing to the other proposal--i think i would just explain how i would do it--that i could make the cake look beautiful for her--


115 serving 5 tier is not stumpy it would be like an arrow--but i mean you could use little one of two layer short tiers in there too--but of course not necessary for so few servings--but i'd just tell her what i could do that is beautiful and let her do the comparisons--

-K8memphis Posted 24 Jan 2014 , 2:54pm
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but i mean you could do a 3x5x7x9x11--but that's cutting it to the nub--maybe change the 11 for a 12 to be sure of enough servings--if a 5-tier is what the bride wants

CakesbyMichele Posted 24 Jan 2014 , 3:12pm
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Oh, I did tell her how I could make it look nice for her.  I didn't 'compare' myself to the other decorator.  I don't want to put anyone else's work down at all.  The bride didn't ask for a 5 tier.  Once this other person suggested a 3 tier would look 'stumpy' she wanted my opinion on whether a 3 tier would look 'stumpy'. I told her it really comes down to the look that she wants (as the 5 tier would be very narrow) and that we could look at pictures of different sizes to see what she likes.  I just surprised that anyone would suggest doing a 5 tier cake for 115 people.  The cake is the ribbon crisscross along the tiers with the big flowers on the side and top.

-K8memphis Posted 24 Jan 2014 , 3:22pm
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well yeah, i didn't mean to say you were doing any of that stuff--i was just saying what i would do which obviously is the same thing you do--

ellavanilla Posted 24 Jan 2014 , 4:31pm
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the three tiered wedding cake for 100 is a standard. Unless the bride wants a 14 x 12 x 8 I'm not sure how it could look stumpy. But I like how the other baker solved the problem with upselling...

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