Size Help For A Newbie!

Decorating By alliecakes82 Updated 4 Jan 2012 , 5:55pm by Debbye27

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alliecakes82 Posted 4 Jan 2012 , 2:26pm
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Hi Everyone,
I have my first official cake order and it's a Christening cake. Two tiers with a Precious Moments cross on top. It needs to feed 25-30 people and my cakes are usually about 5 in tall. Would you do a 6" and 9" or 7" and 10" round? I am guessing there will be enough cake either way, but from an appearance standpoint...what would you recommend? Also, is there a magic number for how much bigger the stand needs to be than the bottom tier?
Thanks for your help!

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CWR41 Posted 4 Jan 2012 , 5:34pm
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An 8" and 4" serves 30.

The stand can be the same size as the bottom tier or usually not more than 4" larger.

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Debbye27 Posted 4 Jan 2012 , 5:55pm
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how big is your cross? is it a premade topper or are you designing it? if it is pre-made then I would make sure it fits and looks right on the top cake... since either option you gave will be enough cake -go for what looks best with your overall design.

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