Cake Pans For A Three Tiered Cake

by Sayana
(Quito, Ecuador)

14 10 and 6 inch cakes

14 10 and 6 inch cakes

Hello Lorelie, I'm from Ecuador. I want to thank you for this web page, it really helps.

I have to make a 3 tiered wedding cake for a 100 guests. What I would like to know is which size pans will I need for it. The bride wants it to be round. I'm a little lost about what sizes I should use.

Thank you for your help.

Hi Sayana, You will need two 14 inch pans and two 10 and 6. I would get the 2 inch high pans, not the 4 inch ones. The picture above shows what the final outcome is when using those sizes. It will feed 125 but its always nice to have a little extra.

Good luck. Can you send in a photo when it's finished? Hope that helps you with your question about pans for a three tiers.

Thanks for visiting and asking a great question.

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Jul 15, 2011
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3-tier
by: Anonymous

I just did a three-tier. 12" + 9" + 6" and it feeds 100 nicely. But it also depends on the slice size. Another reason for the biggest being 12" is because that's the biggest size my oven can take in. Lol.

Jul 15, 2011
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cake pans for three tiered cake
by: madeitwithlove


Hi Lorelie

I loved the photo of your son's wedding cake, wish I could create something that good looking.
I have just completed a 12" 10" and 8" wedding cake for my friend's son's wedding. I had massive problems with lifting the fondant icing onto the cake.
I keep thinking that there must be an easier way of doing this. If you have any tips they would be most welcome. Next cake to bake is for my 60th birthday for next week. I shall be using same sizes again but this time for hexagonal tins. Wish me luck, I shall need it.

Best wishes

Jul 15, 2011
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Thanks
by: Lorelie

The oven size will determine how large you can go too. So thanks for the great comment.


Jul 15, 2011
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Beautiful Cake
by: Meena M

The cake looks soooooooo neat and beautiful. I wish i could get my cakes to look so neat as yours :) You are my inspiration Lorelie :)

Jul 15, 2011
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Thank You
by: Lorelie

Thanks Meena I appreciate that comment. Practice and you will be able to get your cakes looking smoother as you go. Your cakes are so creative and you have a lot of talent.

Thanks for all of your support and your cake entries at the Cake Decorating Contest

Nov 05, 2014
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Layers
by: Trish

Im using 14" 10' and 6' cake pans 3' deep my question is can I make just 1 layer each and stack them, will it look alright. Thank you.

Nov 07, 2014
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layers
by: Lorelie

Hi Trish, You can do a one layer for the tiers but I would not recommend it. Even though the pans are 3 inch high on the sides, I wouldn't try to bake a lot of batter in them at once. Treat the pans as if they were two inches and only fill the pans at the most 2/3 full. The cakes will not bake up high, they will be on the dense side and possibly not bake in the middle while the outer edges get oevr done. Can you bake two layers for each and add a filling? I don't like the 3 inchers. I have a few myself but I do as I just suggested here.

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