I need help figuring out what size pans for a 4 tiered cake to serve about 250 people that would look "right" also. Thanks.
ACan't think of one, sorry. That's best in at least 6 tiers.
unless you are using fruit cake, you most certainly need 6 tiers
AA lot of people here use the wilton chart. If your cakes are 4 inches high the serves will be adequate.