I have an order for a wedding cake to serve 60. I was thinking 10, 8, & 6 inch round. Does that sound right? This will be my first wedding cake that I will actually be getting full payment for. I count the price of the top tier but not the serving, is that correct? I have only made cakes with a 4 inch diameter difference. Will it be more of a problem to decorate with such a small surface with only 2 inch difference? Thanks guys.
The 2" difference will not be a problem, though you'll have to be extra careful when placing the cakes on top of each other so that they look centered. For the few wedding cakes I have done I offered to make the couple a free, small (4" round) cake on their anniversary if I'm given at least a week's notice. I've found that not many really want to save that top tier for a year and then eat it!
That sounds like a good idea.
It will look fine There will be 75 servings from the 3 tiers. Be sure you get paid for all of them!
BTW: if you have a smaller pan than a 6, it will look better (IMHO).
I do a lot of 6/8/10s. They look fine. Very symmetrical. If you're considering the top tier the anniversary tier then you don't charge for it and you don't count the servings in the total count. Or give them a gift certificate for a cake in a year and charge for the whole cake now. I tell my brides, you get one free 6" round cake, now or in a year - your choice.