I need help figuring out what size pans I should use to make a 3 tiered cake for 200 people (it's not for a wedding). Could someone please help me with this?
I appreciate any and all feedback.
16" round 12" square 9" round
This particular customer only wants round tiers. Is it possible to get 200 servings?
16x12x10 is 194 -- i mean this is a decorative venture -- cake decorating -- and you can make that look good but it is not a typical set up -- people who tie your hands like this irritate me -- not you, the client's request
14 x double 11 x 8 is 107
just plug in your sizes and it calculates it for you
Just because they want a three tiered cake to feed 200 does not mean you have to do that. You could do a 10" cake on a 14" cake on a 16" cake but that would look ridiculous. The top tier of a cake should be no larger than 7" in my opinion. Either they get a 3 tiered cake to feed less than 200 (but looks nice and proportionate) and some additional "kitchen cakes", or they get a cake that feeds 200 but is more than three tiers
12-9-6 double barrel is 200 servings
I have found the site at Baking It to be very useful. It lets you preview different combinations of tiers - all shapes and sizes. You can say how many servings you need, select a serving size, cake shapes - and then it provides different tier combinations. This includes sketches so you can see what the cake would look like as well. This really helps during consultations, so they can see that what they think they want, just doesn't look quite right.
I'm not sure if it's OK to post a link to outside websites, but just do a search for "Baking It".
*post #7 should read 207 :)
-K8memphis ---http://capitalconfectioners.com/cakulator/cakulator.html is a great cake serving calculator!
isn't it, nana52 -- just plug in the different scenarios -- makes life so much easier -- those people should win an award
sweetneddy -- I'm a little appless as in the fewer apps I use the better -- but I went to that site and I did get little lost -- if you have a link you can post it -- it's ok to post a link -- it sounds like more bells and whistles than I need but it also sounds like it's a great resource -- thank you
Thank you everyone for all your help! I really appreciate it :-)
I hope they will be ok with a three tiered proportionate cake and a "kitchen sheet cake".
thank you, sweetneddy