Babies First Birthday!

Baking By bakingMama09 Updated 18 Aug 2015 , 8:33pm by bakingMama09

bakingMama09 Posted 18 Aug 2015 , 4:06pm
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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 

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julia1812 Posted 18 Aug 2015 , 4:25pm
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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...

-K8memphis Posted 18 Aug 2015 , 4:25pm
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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

-K8memphis Posted 18 Aug 2015 , 4:26pm
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high five, julia!

julia1812 Posted 18 Aug 2015 , 5:35pm
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Lol...typing at the same time I think :)

imagenthatnj Posted 18 Aug 2015 , 5:53pm
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I think a 9", a 7" and a 5" like K8memphis put in for a 3-tier, would be really cute.

bakingMama09 Posted 18 Aug 2015 , 8:33pm
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Awesome, thanks everyone for the great advice

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