(Closed) Single or double tiered wedding cakes!

posted 6 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999


I would think you could do a tiered wedding cake.


Doesn’t a 12-inch round cake normally cut up into 8-10 slices?  I would think two or three of those (tiered) would be more than enough for your gathering.


You could still go the sheetcake route, but if you want the formal wedding cake look….then I would do a small-ish wedding cake.  I’ve no idea on price.  When I was wedding cake shopping (6+ years ago) the cake quotes were driven by how many people/slices I would need….



Post # 5
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That’s what I would do…..


Now the hard part is picking the bakery…

Post # 6
49 posts

We’re using Bittersweet Bakery and they have been wonderful and have delicious cakes.

Post # 8
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MsHeatFan:  I’ve heard great things about bittersweet as well. The Swedish Bakery also has great cakes 🙂

Post # 9
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yikes! 8-10 slices from a 12 inch round? Those are HUGE slices! You could easily have a bakery make you a small, two tiered cake. I’d suggest a 4 and 6 inch. A six inch round can serve 12 alone. If you want fairly large slices, go for a 6 and 8 inch. You’ll have plenty of cake left over.

You could also just do the 4 and 6 inch cake and then get an 8 or ten inch round (just by itself) to cut and serve.

OR, just get 2 regular cakes and see if your bakery can do something like this:

Make a teeny, tiny, tiered cake like this, and have a 10 inch round to cut for your guests. The small cake below is $25 (i’m in CA), and you could get the rounds for maybe a little more than that. You could easily keep this under $100, depending on the design of the smaller tiers and the flavors of the other cake/s. Good luck!

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