Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Is this even possible?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Is this even possible?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

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.

 

Michele

post #2 of 7

can you include the pic?

post #3 of 7

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--

one baker's never ever do is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
Reply
one baker's never ever do is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
Reply
post #4 of 7

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

one baker's never ever do is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
Reply
one baker's never ever do is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
Reply
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

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.

post #6 of 7

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--

one baker's never ever do is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
Reply
one baker's never ever do is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
Reply
post #7 of 7

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...

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Is this even possible?