I have been looking at the wilton chart and looking.... the bride wants a cake 4 tiers high, with the top as an anniversary cake. But the bottom 3 have to feed 220 people.... any help ????

i get 233 servings with a 16, 14, and 12. http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-3-inch-pans.cfm

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I'd do a 6/10/14/18, just to stay symmetrical but that gives you more servings than you need - which she'd HAVE to pay for.

I dont' really let brides dictate how big their cake will be i.e. number of pillars. they haven't the slightest idea how many servings are in a tier yet THEY want to tell ME how many servings AND how many tiers they get? Bullsh*t.

6/8/10/12/14 = 12/24/38/56/78 servings = 208. Swap put the 14 for a 16 and add 20 servings = 228, counting the top tier. She'd get a minimum 5 tiers unless she switches to squares.

**indydebi**

I dont' really let brides dictate how big their cake will be i.e. number of pillars. they haven't the slightest idea how many servings are in a tier yet THEY want to tell ME how many servings AND how many tiers they get? Bullsh*t.

6/8/10/12/14 = 12/24/38/56/78 servings = 208. Swap put the 14 for a 16 and add 20 servings = 228, counting the top tier. She'd get a minimum 5 tiers unless she switches to squares.

I think the bride should have the say on how many ties due to the fact that she is paying for it, if I want a four door car and I am paying don't give me a two door lol

**tatorchip**

**indydebi**

I dont' really let brides dictate how big their cake will be i.e. number of pillars. they haven't the slightest idea how many servings are in a tier yet THEY want to tell ME how many servings AND how many tiers they get? Bullsh*t.

6/8/10/12/14 = 12/24/38/56/78 servings = 208. Swap put the 14 for a 16 and add 20 servings = 228, counting the top tier. She'd get a minimum 5 tiers unless she switches to squares.

I think the bride should have the say on how many ties due to the fact that she is paying for it, if I want a four door car and I am paying don't give me a two door lol

Unless you dictate you want a 4 door car that seats 15, at which point you will be told, "I'm sorry, you can't have that in a 4-door car .... let's go look at church buses."

If a bride wants a 2-tier cake to serve 300, then she either gets the biggest sheet cake ever made or she gets to keep looking for a baker. In my world, it's not possible.

You gotta do the math on this stuff. If it doesn't work, then it doesn't work.

I can't tell my contractor to build a 2-story house but make it only 10 feet tall. Do the math ... it doens't work.

**leah_s**

I'd do a 6/10/14/18, just to stay symmetrical but that gives you more servings than you need - which she'd HAVE to pay for.

she would get a little more and if she didn't want to pay then we would talk about the whole layout so she still gets her say because she has to pay.

**kimmyboo925**

I have been looking at the wilton chart and looking.... the bride wants a cake 4 tiers high, with the top as an anniversary cake. But the bottom 3 have to feed 220 people.... any help ????

she wants a 3 tier not counting the top tier

**tatorchip**

**leah_s**

I'd do a 6/10/14/18, just to stay symmetrical but that gives you more servings than you need - which she'd HAVE to pay for.

she would get a little more and if she didn't want to pay then we would talk about the whole layout so she still gets her say because she has to pay.

Let's make this smaller for easier understanding.

Client wants a 2 tier cake to serve 25. The smallest I do is 6/8 = 12/24 servings = 36 total servings. (I will NOT screw around with a 4" cake).

She pays for 36 servings. If she doesn't want to pay for 36 servings but INSISTS on a 2-tier cake, then I'm sorry, but the answer is "tough sh*t .... this is what it serves. This is what you're paying for."

She either pays for 36 servings or she DOESN"T get a 2-tier cake. I dont' understand the confusion here.

Just do the math. Period.

**tatorchip**

**leah_s**

I'd do a 6/10/14/18, just to stay symmetrical but that gives you more servings than you need - which she'd HAVE to pay for.

she would get a little more and if she didn't want to pay then we would talk about the whole layout so she still gets her say because she has to pay.

hummm, leah_s has always helped me and I was going by her math, maybe I should rethink all of this

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