## What Size Pans?

By ssimonds2 Updated 11 Oct 2011 , 12:36am by ssimonds2

ssimonds2 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 10:42pm
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I have a lady interested in a 4 tier wedding cake to serve 150 people, but she wants to alternate tiers of square and round. What size square pans would I need? I'm going to assume a 6 inch circle on top, so would a 8 inch square hold a 6 inch circle or do I need a 10 in square? The same with the bottom 2 tiers.

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cakeandpartygirl Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 10:55pm
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here is a reference chart to use for wedding serving sizes:
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

I believe an 8 in sq would fit a 6 in round but not vice versa.

CWR41 Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 12:15am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ssimonds2

I'm going to assume a 6 inch circle on top, so would a 8 inch square hold a 6 inch circle or do I need a 10 in square?

Actually, a 6" square will hold a 6" round.

Here are the right angle measurements for squares:
4" 5.66
5" 7.07
6" 8.49
7" 9.9
8" 11.31
9" 12.73
10" 14.14
11" 15.56
12" 16.97
13" 18.38
14" 19.8
15" 21.21
16" 22.63
17" 24.04
18" 25.46

You could do a
6" round = 12
6" square = 18
12" round = 56
12" square = 72
Total servings = 146/158 (including top anniversary tier)

or if they want more servings (and want to freeze the anniversary tier)
6" round = 12
8" square = 32
12" round = 56
12" square = 72
Total servings = 160/172

ssimonds2 Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 12:36am
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Thank you very much! I have been searching and searching and this is exactly what I needed!

ssimonds2 Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 12:36am
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Thank you very much! I have been searching and searching and this is exactly what I needed!