Cake Size Advice

Decorating By GerryLewis Updated 26 Jun 2019 , 12:47am by SandraSmiley

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GerryLewis Posted 25 Jun 2019 , 8:27am
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Hi all - first post.

By trade a Display manager at a fireworks company, but am making and decorating a wedding cake for a friend (next year)

The cake I wish make is going to be 4 tiers - rich fruit cake for all tiers.

Fondant iced - not Royal Icing.

Bottom 2 tiers I want to be bottom = square - then round.

Then 4 pillars

Then the same again for the top 2 square bottom - round top.

Around 200 guests - finger portions. No problem going too large in order for things to look right.

Am trying to figure out what cake sizes I need to make as I want to get them done this year.

I know there are portion diagrams out there - I was wondering more of the visual look with sizing - as the pillars will break up the pyramid.

Many Thanks


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-K8memphis Posted 25 Jun 2019 , 10:59am
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-K8memphis Posted 25 Jun 2019 , 11:05am
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tell me please what size serving is a finger size? 

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SquirrellyCakes Posted 25 Jun 2019 , 2:35pm
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-k8memphis - well traditionally in Canada  anyway- wedding fruitcake used to be about 1 inch in diameter by about 3 inches high. It will be interesting to see if that is what is meant. I know my wedding cake 44 years ago was 3 inch high fruit cake that Mom baked and I had decorated but my mother insisted on it filling the little boxes that were fashionable in those 

Buy yes, you need to know to picture what would look proportionate.

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-K8memphis Posted 25 Jun 2019 , 3:16pm
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gerrylewis -- new members cannot "reply" to threads so please start a new thread to respond to this -- thank you

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SandraSmiley Posted 26 Jun 2019 , 12:47am
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