16" Base For A 6-8-10 Cake?

Decorating By pjaycakes Updated 2 Aug 2008 , 7:57pm by DebBTX

pjaycakes Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 12:31pm
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Does anyone think a 16" base would be too big for a 6-8-10 cake with the Wilton 2" globes in between the tiers.

I usually try to make the base 4" larger than the bottom tier, but I have a nice 16" with feet on it and really don't want to buy a 14".

thanks

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-K8memphis Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 12:48pm
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That's cool. If you want you can make the bottom border on the 10" more magnificent or put a little froo froo around on that ledge to trick the eye, like scatter a few flowers or curliques. I mean I have no idea what kind of design you are doing but it is fine at 3" on each side with or without diddling with the decor.

kakeladi Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 12:49pm
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Can you enlarge the base boards? Embellish it somehow?
Right now I cannot picture how it will look but I can't imagine an extra 1" (all around) would make that much of a difference.

pjaycakes Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 12:56pm
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The cake is going to be this design on just a 6-8-10 round cakes.

I was thinking of covering the board with fondant and doing so embossing or something in red outline.

The cake is buttercream and she wants the hearts on the sides to be red and white.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1190630

-K8memphis Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 2:12pm
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No worries.

KoryAK Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 3:06pm
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I'd do a little foo foo because that base will look pretty large with those cake dimensions. (jumping from a 1" ledge to a 3")

indydebi Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 3:49pm
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Definitely add some flowers or something. I have a dummy cake that size in my shop and I'm just afraid it will look SO lost on that large of a base.

DianeLM Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 3:53pm
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You could build up the board by stacking graduated sizes of 1/2-inch foamboard (14" and 12"), then covering the whole thing in fondant.

pjaycakes Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 7:35pm
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Great ideas. Thanks so much.
I like the graduated board idea.

Denise Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 7:42pm
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I generally make my boards about 3" larger on each side so if I was doing a 10" bottom cake I would make the board a 16"!

Denise Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 7:43pm
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I generally make my boards about 3" larger on each side so if I was doing a 10" bottom cake I would make the board a 16"!

DebBTX Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 7:57pm
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You could put a matching ribbon around the graduating boards if you want to tie in the color of the flowers.

-Debbie B.

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