How To Figure Serving For A 3 Layer Tall Cake (6" Total

Decorating By sheilabelle Updated 25 Apr 2012 , 4:02am by KoryAK

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sheilabelle Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 11:28pm
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Usually my wedding cake layers are 4" tall with filling between the layers. The bride brought a pict. of a cake that she wants that has the middle tier 6" high. 1st: the rule is for every 4" you need a cake board, correct? How would I do this. 2nd: How do you figure servings? What a 2 layer would serve then 1/2 of that for the next layer? 3rd: Usual serving size is 1 x 2 x 4. would you do the same for this cake?

TIA for your help.

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CWR41 Posted 25 Apr 2012 , 12:45am
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You could use a cake board in the middle at 3" to serve as two separate cakes with slightly shorter servings of 1 x 2 x 3 (6 cu. in.) which would yield double the normal servings shown on your chart.

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KoryAK Posted 25 Apr 2012 , 4:02am
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Yes, do exactly what CWR said. Not only will your cake be sturdier but it is easier to get all the servings and the slice will actually fit on a plate!

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