Couple Of Wedding Cake Questions

Decorating By sweettoothcakes Updated 12 Apr 2008 , 4:34am by leah_s

sweettoothcakes Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 8:30pm
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How may layer of cake do you do per tier and how many inches tall do your tiers usually end up.

Also when attaching a fabric ribbon what do you usually do?? Do you use icing to hold in place ??


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alanahodgson Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 11:43pm
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I usually do two 2 inch layers per tier. They usually end up a little taller than 4" with filling and icing. Sometimes, if requested, I torte (slice in half horizontally) the layers resulting in 4 1" layers of cake.

kakeladi Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 11:44pm
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Two 2" layers make up one tier. W/filling & icing it might be 4 1/2 when done.

Usually I use a dot of icing. Some ribbons will absorb grease & look messy. There are many threads that address this topic. You could learn some good tips if you 'search' for them.

terrylee Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 12:02am
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Me too. 2 2" layers with filling and icing, usually 4 1/2" tall.....might be a bit taller if you so 4 1" layers.
I usually add a few straws with I do the 4 1" layers to stablize it a bit.

a dab of icing will usually hold, usually in the back or under a flower or deco so the connection doesn't show. I let the icing get a slight crust...usually an hour or so and then add the ribbon. It lessens your change of bleeding thru.... Fontant, no problem with bleeding thru.

leah_s Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 4:34am
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I always torte, so I have four layers of cake and three layers of fillng per tier. I never use fabric ribbon as it is not food safe.

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