Square Tier Combos To Feed 200 Ppl

Decorating By wildflower Updated 27 Mar 2009 , 5:16pm by mariela_ms

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wildflower Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 10:17pm
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hi guys
so my cuzins friend decided that he wants to go for a square cake and they need cake for 200 ppl
my question is do any of you have suggestions as to what sizes of tiers i can do to feed enough ppl yet still have it be aesthetically pleasing?
if i do 8,12 14 it would give me 202 servings as per wilton but would it look nice?
i wanted to do 6,10,14 so i could have more space between each cake which i think looks nicer but then i wouldnt have enough servings
please help!
[ i also checked my closest pan rental place and the largest size they have is a 14 inch square,not that i mind buying more pans but i dont do this as a full time thing,this is a favour for family so i need something i have quick access to]
im sure there is probably a really simple solution but i cant seem to see it so i hope one of you has some ideas for me,or maybe even pics of possible tier combos
thanks so much in advance!

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wildflower Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 2:00am
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no body has any suggestions?icon_sad.gif

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indydebi Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 3:01am
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First, work with them on the headcount. How many did they invite? As a general rule, 60% of those invited will actually show up. Exceptions: Active military and active in their church; if they belong to an ethinic group like African-American or Asian.

Using the wilton weddign chart, here are some combo's for you......

6/8/10/12 = 172 servings (Pic: http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1273290 )
6/8/12/14 = 220 servings
6/8/10/14 = 198 servings (pic: http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1291534 ). notice on this one, if you turn the tiers, even just slightly, it takes up some of the room on the larger tier.
8/12/14 = 202 servings (oh, you had that one already icon_redface.gif )
6/10/12/14 = 238 servings

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xstitcher Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 3:15am
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I haven't done any square cakes yet but here are some pics:

Here's one that is 6", 10" and 14"


Not sure what the sizes on these are but it looks like the bottom two are closer in size:


Look at the one called beautiful white cake:


Here's a cake that is 5 tiers (each 2" apart), I don't know if it will work with the # of servings you need though.

Hopefully this will help a little. The other thing I would suggest is to stack the pans ontop of each other and see if you like the difference. You could do that at the store you'll be going to as well.

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wildflower Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 3:38am
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thnx soo much guys!

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xstitcher Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 3:51am
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Sorry I forgot to add the link for the last one.

I didn't know that Debi had posted as it took me a few minutes to find some pics. Good luck with the cake!

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wildflower Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 5:08pm
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thank youicon_smile.gif

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mariela_ms Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 5:16pm
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I'm doing a cake for my BF from high school next month for 200 ppl square too. I am baking her a 6,8,10,12 and I will probably do a 9x13 double stacked "kitchen cake" for extra servings. Don't mind giving her more than 200. She is my best friend and I am not charging her, it's my wedding gift.


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