this is the inspiration:
I'm making my friend's wedding cake for next Saturday (Aug 22) and I was wondering about some serving size advice.
Here is what I am making:
-9in square chocolate cake (filled and coated in ganache)
-9in round raspberry charlotte (encased by ladyfinger bands)
-9in round carrot cake (topped with cream cheese icing)
-9in round cheesecake (espresso)
-5x7 and 7x10 oval mini tiered 'wedding cake' (butter cake filled with lemon curd).
Those are the display cakes and I will be making a 9x13 carrot cake for cutting
All of my pans are 2" (except the springforms)
The wedding is for 120 people
The cakes will be served with coffee (not primary dessert)
So I guess my question is, should I be baking 2 layers of each cake and filling them to get the wedding cake high '4 inches' or can I simply cut the 2" in half and fill to make a cake 3"-3 1/2" high? And do you think it'll be enough?
I would make the 9" square and the 9" round carrot cake2 layers....I think it would be plenty unless everyone went for that espresso cheesecake! The varying heights would add interest as well.