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. :-)
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
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.