We settled on tiers sized 12", 10" and 8" in citrus rainbow cake with orange and elderflower frosting, chocolate fudge with dark chocolate frosting and vanilla rainbow with white chocolate frosting.
It's always hard to photograph scale.
Big cake out of the oven:
Trim to size:
Iced and doweled:
Stacked top two tiers and prepared for transport:
I left the top two tiers seperate to the bottom one as they have to travel and because they are so heavy that it will be very difficult to lift the while cake at once.
When I delivered the cake in fact, Clare and her family were somewhat taken aback by the size of the cake... I must remember to make sure that people understand how big a wedding cake to feed 170+ in desert portions is!!!
Don't think I'll do any more rainbow cakes though. They are just so time consuming and you have to be so careful as the colours can effect the taste and texture.
Here's a photo of some of Cerys' decoration of the cake, waiting in the box to be taken to the venue. She really is very good!!
Finished cake... Cerys has done such an amazing job decorating this cake!