3 Tier Square Cake To Feed 50?

Decorating By ljhow623 Updated 21 May 2008 , 1:22pm by indydebi

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ljhow623 Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:04pm
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The bride definately wants 3 real tiers of cake. What size pans would you use to come close to the servings and still look nice and proportioned?

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indydebi Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:22pm
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You look her straight in the face and tell her "You can't have a 3 tier cake for only 50 people, ESPECIALLY if you're using square cakes."

A 10" square serves 50 by itself.
An 8" square serves 32; a 6" square serves 18 = 50 servings.

To me, a 4/6/8" cake would look like a "toy" cake. If she is specifically wanting a 3-tier cake, then it gives me the impression she is wanting the look of a "real" cake (i.e. real as in edible.... real as in size) and she would be disappointed in the tiny 4/6/8 cake.

Unless you can show her dummy cakes in the 4/6/8 size and get her to sign off on that size, then she needs to explore other options.

I just have a low tolerance level for brides who want a grandiose 7-tier cake "....but only for 25 people!" They want the BIG cake with the TINY price ... that's all they're saying.

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