Post # 1
I just finished my first cake attempt, I still need to work on the whole fluffy icing thing so it doesn’t look as messy. The tier sizes I used were 14, 10 and 8 inches. I either want to make the top a 6 inch or the bottom a 12 inch. Any ideas on which would look better? more of a “ledge”, or less?
and, don’t worry, I’ll do something other than the ugly foil on the bottom.
Post # 3
I would personally have identical spacing between all the layers, so either 14, 10, 6 or 12, 10, 8. Which size you pick would probably need to depend on the number of guests you are feeding. If you starting with the 12″ on bottom, you could always add a 6″ on top if you wanted to.
Edit: I think this looks really nice for a first attempt!
Post # 4
I think the top tier should be smaller it will make it look more uniform and match the bottom better.
Post # 5
I like it. For smoother frosting check out Michael’s or Joanne’s or something along those lines for a “smoother”. It looks a lot like what you use to smooth out drywall putty. Some of them come with little spikes to make lines in the frosting too.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown
I think with that style cake the smaller ledge looks better. I love the cake. Are those fresh flowers?
Post # 7
@Miss Cake thanks! I think you are right now that I look at it more! I knew I wanted them all to be even, but wasn’t sure which would look better so I figured I would make both ledges and try to figure out which one was better after it was done, but that didn’t really work, I still wasn’t sure which one I liked so thanks for the help! I’ll have to make it that way next time and no, they are fake, just some cheap ones I pick up a the dollar store
@Toffee, thanks for the tip, I actually was trying to have the fluffy icing look, I can usually get a smooth edge (on smaller cakes) with a spatula and Viva paper towels, but I liked the more rustic look and I figured if I accidentally messed it up on the way to the venue it would be easier to fix, 🙂
Post # 8
i actually kind of like the ‘fluffy’ icing – it’s got a nice texture to it.
Post # 9
@stephie I thought you were looking for tips on how to smooth it out lol Sorry! I do like how it looks and I would go with the bigger spacing between the layers rather than the smaller one.
Post # 10
Great job here! I love the textured look of the icing and agree that the spacing between you cake pans sizes should even so your ledges are more even. OR you could add even more flowers and greenery to hide any differences in the circumferences in case you wanted to add a 6″ for fourth (top) tier)…
Post # 11
i like a six inch top I think they look more wedding cake-ish… but it is stunning for your first try, great job!!
Post # 12
Go smaller on top 🙂 It looks great though!!! I think the icing looks funky the way it is…I like funky!
Post # 13
Good job! I would do the larger ledges 🙂
Post # 14
I love the fluffy look! We’re doing that for our cake as well 🙂
Post # 15
I am so impressed!! You rock!
Post # 16
wow, great cake stephie! I think I would go for the bigger ledges too, more wedding cakey!