I'm quite new to baking and just wondering for a three tier wedding cake, what size does each tier need to be for serving 150? Thanks in advance!
Google "cake servings" and dozens of charts will come up. I always choose one that looks reasonable and add a little to it to compensate for an over generous hand.
14x9x9x6 is 154 servings
15x11x7 is 155
What sizes should I use if they only want the tiers to be the size if you use 2 inch pan difference as opposed to the 4 inch pan difference?
13x11x9 rounds is just under at 145 servings
14x12x10 rounds is 173
12x10x8 square tiers is 154
of course if they are saving the top tier for the first anniversary -- it's back to the drawing board --
Not necessarily, Kate. She could use either of your suggested sizes and add a 6" tier to the top for the anniversary cake. It would be the perfect size for the 12x10x8 cake (my favorite sizes, by the way), and it would work on the other two as well. Flowers could set on the wider edge where the 10" and 6" come together. Of course, charge extra for the anniversary cake.
sure -- there's a thousand possible configurations -- but that's no longer a three tier cake which is what she asked for -- but if you're looking for a three tier 150 serving cake with a two inch difference between tiers -- the choices are limited --
and that's the point -- that's the trade off -- when the guidelines are so rigid -- three tiers, 150 servings, and two inch difference between tiers --
and you need a 15x13x11 to get 150 servings and keep the top tier in a three tier with two inch difference between tiers --
I prefer working with a smaller top tier but that 's not what she asked
Well, dangit, -K8memphis, if you ain't right. Math was never my strong suit!
that's ok you make up for it in beautifully artistic cakes
Thank you, my friend!