How many tiers for a 50 person wedding

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: How many tiers?
    2 tiers : (9 votes)
    82 %
    3 tiers : (2 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

    It really depends on how big the tiers are. If it’s large, I’d say one tier (not including the top) is fine. Not everyone is going to want cake. 

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @Bainise2013:  PP is right, it does depend on the size of the tiers.  I forget the measurements of ours.  Each of our cakes served 50 but we didn’t keep a tier.

    Post # 5
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    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    What about thinner tiers? So you have the three tiers that you want but are not overwhelmed by the amount of cake.

    Post # 7
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    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I say 3. We’re having 35-40 guests and we’re doing 3 tiers, the tiers will just be smaller. I still wanted it to definitely look like a wedding cake.

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Carondelet House

    You can do a dummy tier out of styrofoam, too, if you want the look of a big cake but don’t need to feed that many.  I considered it (also wanted 3 tiers, 60 people), but then decided against it. (My family likes cake, and will help make sure it’s all gone. Wink)

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We’re having 50 (maybe up to 60) guests and we’re doing 4 tiers for two reasons.

    1 – we’re not serving baby-bitch slices of cake.  We want everyone to get big, honkin’ pieces.  I can’t tell you how many wedding’s I’ve been to where the cake was sliced so thin I could almost see the plate underneath.  What is this?   This is all you got?

    2 – the Mr. and I are cake pigs.   We want a large top tier to take up to the hotel room with. 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would do 2 tiers and then also purchase a sheet cake just in case.

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