(Closed) cake height

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m doing cupcakes so i’m in a different boat, but doesn’t it depend on the amount of people that you have to serve? If you’re having a small wedding, then of course you’ll have a small cake. Size doesn’t matter much to me, as long as it’s pretty!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

The question I have is, did she mean layers, or tiers? My cake has three layers of “bread” per tier, with filling in between them. If each layer were 3″, then each tier would be 9″ tall, and I’d have a 27″ high cake!

3″ seems kind of small for a tier, to me.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

If she said layer, that’s each ‘slab’ of cake in the tier, and that’s pretty tall!  If she said tier, then that is on the shorter end of things 🙂  Are the cake tiers going to be very wide, but short?  I’d call and ask her again, I don’t think it’s a huuuge issue, but you’ll feel more settled once you know for sure!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

That is strange. I might have gone with thicker tiers and less of them (like 3 tiers instead) or a smaller bottom tier. BUT we haven’t seen it, and it probably looks great anyway. 😉 I might put it on a tall cake stand, though!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

That does seem a little short, because that would mean (if you had 3 layers + 2 fillings in each tier) that each layer of cake is 1 inch high.  Couldn’t he add an extra layer on top for 4 layers, and have the tiers be 4 inches high?  Then you could do 3 tiers, as marigold suggested?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

wow that does tiny to me. Just from seeing brides next to their cakes I don’t know that I have seen many 3″ teired cakes. I’m sure it will be fine, but maybe it’s a way to cut down on the cost? I’m guessing that means two layers of cake, one layer of filling per tier? It sounds fine, but it does sound short. If you do want to add height what about a nice tall cake stand?

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