You have about 50 that are going to eat this three tier wedding cake you are going to make How do you figure out the best sizes for each tier?

First you need to look at the equipment that can be bought to assemble the cake, not only the bride and groom figures that go on top, but the post and plates that support the tiers. Most are standard sizes as are the pans in which the cake will be baked. If you are making the cake yourself to save some money, check out some of the hobby stores which sell cake decorating equipment, they will also have books for ideas on decorating cakes. With two professional cake decorators in the family I can tell you that if one does not have the equipment already expect to spend about $200 on basic items and about $100 on items to put the cake together. If you already have everything a cake that would sell for about $350 can be done for about $90 to $150. What makes cakes so expensive..... LABOR. It will take about 3 days to assemble. A large freezer is a big help as some icings must set before more decoration can be added. Good Luck!
First you need to look at the equipment that can be bought to assemble the cake, not only the bride and groom figures that go on top, but the post and plates that support the tiers. Most are standard sizes as are the pans in which the cake will be baked. If you are making the cake yourself to save some money, check out some of the hobby stores which sell cake decorating equipment, they will also have books for ideas on decorating cakes. With two professional cake decorators in the family I can tell you that if one does not have the equipment already expect to spend about $200 on basic items and about $100 on items to put the cake together. If you already have everything a cake that would sell for about $350 can be done for about $90 to $150. What makes cakes so expensive..... LABOR. It will take about 3 days to assemble. A large freezer is a big help as some icings must set before more decoration can be added. Good Luck!