I have a bride whose wedding I am doing as a gift, she wants three tiers, but is only having 50 to 60 people. How do I make a three tier cake for that few people without it looking like a mini-cake?? Any suggestions as to the cake sizes??
I don't want to make it bigger just to make it look good, as I am not getting paid for this, but I don't want it to look absurd either. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
A 10' 8" and 6" would give you 74 servings.
A 9" 8" and 6" would give you 70 servings.
You could go with a 10" cake, 8" dummy, and 6" cake and that would feed 50.
AAbsurd? Lol...rubbish. I make three tier cakes for small serving amounts often.
4 7 10 gives 55 5 7 9 gives 53 6 8 10 is about 65 Can do that in a couple of 4 tier setups, and even 5 and 6.
I agree 6 - 8 - 10 gives me 60 servings (I like larger pieces). Then you place it on a stand - made out of Styrofoam - as in a 12" cake dummy and cover it with a one yard square of ironed fabric. Scrunch up the fabric to look like the cake is sitting on a cloud and tuck the fabric edges in and she'll think you're a genius..........because the stand makes the cake look so much bigger.
AI think 5/7/9 is a nice size.
AI made my own that basically splits the difference between Wilton and Earlene's.
AOh I've done two tiers for 20 ppl. It can be done, anything is possible!
AThank you all! I think I may go with the 5, 7, 9 and maybe a dummy underneath if she wants fondant. Nancy
Jaime, are any of those dummies on the cake you referenced? I have to do a 3 tier wedding cake for 45 servings and want to make if taller, so thinking of adding a 4th.. Also are any of the tiers double barrel? Thanks,
you're right it is a mini cake--so i always advised the bride of that using the word petite too because the average bear cannot visualize this for themselves kwim? she might visualize a 14x10x6 and be shocked or something when she gets an oversized texas cupcake all stacked up--
and was it just yesterday or the day before 'someone' said never again --heheheh face it you're a cake makin addict--
best to you
ANope, those were all real, and right at 5" tall each.
Thanks, appreciate the help