(Closed) NEED ADVICE – Cake Size Concern

posted 5 years ago in Food
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  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I think it looks beautiful the way the photo shows… have you asked the baker/artist what their thoughts are? They’re the pros and would probably give you better suggestions..

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    That does sound skinny. We wanted the look of a “skinnier” 4-tier and went with 16″ 12″ 9″ 6″ tiers. 

    Post # 5
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    The cake in your picture is 6″-10″-14″-20″. The difference between the tiers is 4″-4″-6″.

    If you look at the ledges of each tier, the ledge between the topper and the second tier is 2″ (because the difference in size between the two tiers is 4″, and divide that in half since the ledge goes all the way around a centered top tier). 

    The ledge between the second and third tiers is 2″ (half of the 4″ difference in size). 

    The ledge between the third tier and the base tier is 3″ (half of the 6″ difference in size). 

    The peony topper in the picture is 4″  

    Does that all make sense? Lol  What your cake artist is proposing will be a VERY skinny cake because the ledges on each tier will only be an inch. 

    *I’m basing this info on my 9 years as a professional pastry chef, specializing in fondant wedding cakes. 

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

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    kristena84:  My cake hasnt been made yet 🙂 I’ll try to remember to update you in a month or so!

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee

    I would suggest asking for 6, 10, 14, 18 to give a 2 inch diameter around the bottom of each. If your topper will be 4-6 inches, a 6 inch top tier will be perfect.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee

    I have used this MANY a time when baking and it is very helpful

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