DIY cake headache.. help me figure out what size to make please!!

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you cut 1 inch slices you should have more than enough 11.8×3.14 = 37 inches around and the 8.3×3.14 = 26 inches, the recipe makes enough to make a 12×8 cake so I would make 2 for the twelve inch two layers and two for the 9 inch three layers.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would suggest that you do a seperate tier cake stand and do several layer cakes. A triple 9″ is not going to be enough. I do that for dinner parties of 8-10.

I suggest something like this. Find a tiered cake stand you like and see what size cakes they hold. If you want generous slices subtract 3-4 slices from the cake websites suggested servings.

Once you have your pans straightened out I can get my mom to recalculate your recipe to fit. She is a pro πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think you should do what you want and not what other people think you should have.

A two layer 12 inch cake cut in traditional wedding size slices serves 45-55 people. If you want the portions larger, I woulld go for broke and do a 4 layer cake. It will be large enough to have impact and large enough for the substantial slices you are looking for.

It also makes baking your recipe easy. Make the recipe x 4.

This is a double layer 12″ cake so picture twice that height.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MsInterpret: I wouldn’t do a four layer cake. In the heat and humidity of TX they will slide apart. It would be as bad as stacking cakes. Definitely use skewers to hold the layers together.  I would make it two layers for each cake. Using 2″ deep pans. I will PM you.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

why dont you just make the one cake like you said you wanted,  for cutting and decor  etc,  and have another cake left in the kitchen for sharing out to the guests.   the 2nd cake need not be so fancy,  but have the same flavours  etc,  no-one would know it was not part of the actual cake that you cut…

you could then make 2-3 9 inch cakes and know that you would have enough,  and if you have one left over,  freeze it. 

Post # 10
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Wannabee

Hi sorry, I’m making a cake this weekend and the size and shape of your final cake is perfect for what I want, what depth pan did you go with in the end?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

this thread is 4 yrs old

Post # 12
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Wannabee

I’m sure if she still gets notifcations she might remember…didn’t realise I couldn’t comment after a certain amount of time?????

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

HeidiMorgan:  She might, that’s true, just thought you may not have realised it was old. I enjoy your use of a gaggle of question marks. I am however assuming that’s a rhetorical question πŸ˜‰

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