Hey everyone, my son is turning one Sept 28 and I'll be making his cake. I have about 50 people attending his party and I want to make it round with 2 or 3 tiers. How big should I have the base cake? I'm a little new to baking big cakes lol
If you do a 10" and a 6" (both 4" high) you have exactly 50 servings (wedding cake size, 1x2x4"). But since it's a birthday you might wanna be able to allow people to go for seconds - unless there is a ton of other desserts waiting. Therefore I would make a 10" and an 8" round. That gives you 62 servings. And if there should really be some leftovers you could freeze them in portions and serve to friends or family another day...
a 6x9 is just under 50 servings
an 8x10 is over 50
a 6x10 is 50 on the nose
you could do a 9x7x5 for a 3 tier which is just over 50
best to you and happy birthday to your son
high five, julia!
Lol...typing at the same time I think :)
I think a 9", a 7" and a 5" like K8memphis put in for a 3-tier, would be really cute.
Awesome, thanks everyone for the great advice