I did my first cake for a customer, an acquaintance from school. It was a wedding shower, and she originally said around 30 people. She had a beach theme and I came up with a beach cake. But my “vision” for the cake really would have served about 75 according to Rose’s calculations. But it was what I felt it should be. I wan’t charging by the serving anyway.
They loved it, said it tasted fabulous and commented “this cake is going to look nicer than the wedding cake”
Here is the link to the show and tell forum thread: http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/index_ee.php/forums/viewthread/401/ The cake is a two-layer 10” with a bucket carved out of 3 - 6” layers. I think two were 2” and one was about 1.5”. They said they made a good dent in it, and put some in the freezer for later.
So . . .
I like Patrincia’s suggestion of a small tiered cake. Since you don’t see them sitting in the bakery windows, it shows right off that this is a cake to look forward to. It also opens up more decorating options. And who doesn’t like leftover cake?
Keep us posted.