Cake Size Help

Decorating By SJEmom Updated 5 Nov 2018 , 12:19am by SandraSmiley

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SJEmom Posted 4 Nov 2018 , 8:32pm
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My daughter's 18th birthday is next weekend. She is having 25 friends over, and then our family, so I need a cake that will serve 30 people. I am also putting out a chocolate fountain, so cake is not the only dessert. There will be a luau theme, but I think she just wants a pretty cake and not one that is island themed. I feel like I want to do something other than a basic sheet cake. I have cake pans that are 9x13, 11x15, 6" rounds, 9" rounds, and 12" rounds. I think that a 12"round might be enough, but if I wanted to do multiple tiers, what would you suggest? Would 6" on top of 9" be enough? Seems like 9" on top of 12" would be too much. Will likely decorate with buttercream (as opposed to covering cake with fondant). Any suggestions for cake configurations and decor ideas would be greatly appreciated. :-)

Karen

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WYBee Posted 4 Nov 2018 , 10:59pm
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I would do 6" and 9" tiers. That will give you well over the 30 servings. Not so sure about decor ideas off the top of my head

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kakeladi Posted 4 Nov 2018 , 11:11pm
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Karem there are sooooo many way you can go.   The 9,6 would give you pl,enty of cake.  Here's a pic of what it looks like:  https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1434430/rose-buds-for-anniversary       OR you could put 1 layer 9" rounds side by side w/a 6 on top similar to this:  https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1349755/dueo-occasion-theme   https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1271471/haystacks      Put a 6 or 9 round on top of you 11x15x2 sheet for a look like this:  https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1331716/package-with-bows     Here;s a 12 w/6 on it:     https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/56990/ethan-showerjpg         https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/27071/ruffles-amp-pink-can-it-get-more-feminine  

As for decorating do you want to go pretty floral, humor or ornate piping?  Here are a few ideas:  https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1333233/hot-dog-birthday-time          https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1293128/roses-shower-sheet          https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/59374/double-hearts-amp-floral    Lots of piping:  https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1315861/turquoise-amp-lime      https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1379799/modified-lambeth

That should give you some ideas to think about.



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SandraSmiley Posted 5 Nov 2018 , 12:18am
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