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Cake Bakers/Decorators?! Need help deciding size needed!


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Cake Bakers/Decorators?! Need help deciding size needed!

junglekitte | Oct 28, 2008 01:47 PM

Hi everyone! I'm making a cake for 40-50 people this weekend for a birthday party and wanted to do a pretty tiered cake. This is my first time doing a cake for this many people and have NO IDEA how to decide how many tiers and what sizes to make each layer. :(
Does anyone here have experience with this? Would it be easier to buy round cake pans of varying sizes and stack them? Or do a sheet cake and cut out rectangles and stack those? Round is definitely prettier! I want to decorate it with buttercream (no fondant) and put fresh roses and just a simple buttercream scalloped border around the bottom of each layer.

What size cake pans and how many do I need for a cake for this many people?

HELP!! :D Please?! :)

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