I would like to bake the Golden Dream Wedding Cake for my sister’s bridal shower- to serve about 50 people. The recipe in Rose’s Heavenly Cakes serves 150 people at 3 tiers- 12 in, 9 in and 6 in rounds. I need to scale this down to serve 50 but I don’t know how. I own The Cake Bible, but I am confused by the Rose Factor, and from what I have read, it does not apply to all the cakes (and not this one).
Some considerations: 1. I would like the serving sizes to be bigger than what you would serve at a wedding. 2. I would prefer to bake a square or sheet cake, but I am worried about converting the recipe to a different size/shape pan.
Does anyone have any suggestions for scaling down this recipe? Should I leave out a tier? Bake it as a sheet cake? Stick to round tiers only? Any ideas/suggestions are welcome.
By the way, this will be my first large cake for a party… I hope I am not in over my head! I took a class at ICE (Techniques of Cake Decorating I) and I have been studying Rose’s books but this will be my first time baking something of this scale…