I placed the pans one on top of the other and there really isn't much of an edge on each tier. Do these sizes look ok when stacked? I won't have time/money to go and buy 9" & 12" before next week.. so it's going to have to work.. but what should I expect?? Will it look ok?
I do that size relatively frequently...They look fine, it's just not much of a ledge on each tier if you're planning on putting a lot of flowers on them. There's room, just not a whole lot!
My personal prefernce is 3 to 4 inch difference. The 2in difference doesn't have difference between them for me.
I have seen some cake designs that are just 2in difference that look good, so it could depend on the design you are doing.
Hmm.. I do have a bit of detail around the edges (just thinking of that now).. so I guess I should invest in the larger pans... I really just don't have the money this week Oh well.. must think of it as an investment... Thank you!
I also prefer a larger difference, but it does look fine. here is one I did 6,8,10 http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=57467
A 6, 8 and 10 will look like a pyramid. And traditionally you never want anything bigger then a 6" on top so try a 6, 9, and 12 for a more balanced look.
my sweet sixteen cake in my gallery are 6'8' and 10'
I think a 6 8 10 look just fine - we did a couple of them in the cakes class I took, and there was still plenty of room to be creative with the ledge areas
I do that size lots, and yes, there is not a whole lot of room on the edges, and yes, it does look very pyramid-y.
You could always set the tiers towards the back of the cake instead of putting them in the center.
This will give you quite a bit more room at the front of the cakes and just around the sides.
My Roses Wedding cake in my photos is a 10-8-6, but I placed each tier towards the back of the lower tier which gave me a bit more room for my roses and it doesn't look like a pyramid shape and has a more balanced look.
THis is a 6/8/10. I think it depends on big the border designs are on whether it looks "funny" or not.
Here is a pic of the cake. I like the idea of having he cakes slightly to the back. This is for my sister's wedding party.. she's getting married at the Justice of the peace on friday, and having a party Saturday.. so this is my gift (which is why I'm being stingy on buying new pans.. I'm not getting any money for it... not that I'd accept any from her.. but still )
And off topic a little.. how exactly would you do the little black flowery things on the side. Would you think it's just black buttercream piped on for the tiny details? For the flowers I'm hoping to find some sort of teeny cutter.. if not I'll have to make it out of RI. What do you guys think?
yeah, I think that is probably a 3 to 4 inch difference in pan sizes with that cake. I think it would look better because of those swag things along the border. Otherwise there will be no ledge. Alternatively you could just do a ribbon as a border.
You could make the flowers out of royal icing or with fondant or gumpaste
the flowers look like like they have been made with small blossom cutters possibly out of gum paste. Though they are quite hard to see, so they might have been piped with RI.
I agree with Merissa, I think that cake has a bigger inch difference between tiers, so would look better if you wanted to do swags.
Otherwise, maybe a bead border, or with ribbon instead?
Yeah.. I think I"m going to have to buy the bigger pans. I am quite fearful of the swag actually But ribbon would take away from the little flowery detail.. a bead border could work.. but the swags really accent the black flowerly detail.. I'll at least try it and have the bead border as a back-up.