Help With Sizes From The Knot Magazine Cover Cake!!!

Decorating By peacockplace Updated 30 Sep 2008 , 9:33pm by weirkd

peacockplace Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 9:19pm
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Ok guys,
What do you think the sizes of these cakes are. I think the bottom is 14" judging from the cake plate. Please help! I need to order dummies soon!
Thanks!
LL

29 replies
peacockplace Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 9:25pm
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Now I have another idea. Could it be 5,6,8,12??? Somebody help me!

DancingCakes2008 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 9:47pm
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Sorry but I can't see the photo. Is there somewhere else I can look at it?

mcdonald Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 9:53pm
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I'm thinking that top one is more like a 4" to me. Maybe a 4,6,8, 12?? There is definitely more "space" between the bottom and the next layer up so it looks to me like there's a 4 inch difference there..

peacockplace Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 10:00pm
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I thought about that too. I think there is definitely a 4" gap at the bottom. But it looks like a 2" gap between the next one up, then the gap between the next two is smaller. That's why I thought it may be a 5" and not a 4".

stephaniescakenj Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 10:04pm
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I agree with mcdonald, 4,6,8,12. What a beautiful cake!

peacockplace Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 10:05pm
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Originally Posted by DancingCakes2008

Sorry but I can't see the photo. Is there somewhere else I can look at it?




Just google the best of the know magazine and go to images. Several of them will come up.

step0nmi Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 10:08pm
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are you sure the bottom is a 12"? I mean...i think the size is deceiving because that bottom one is only 1 layer. I would say it's a 10" 1 layer for the bottom, then 8", 6", and then a 5" or 4"...do they even make a 5"???

kakeladi Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 10:12pm
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I think there i s 2" difference b etween top and next one one down; then 4" difference between middle of the 3 tall pkgs; the bottom definately has much more difference....soooooooo
I'd go w/the 4,6,8,12 icon_smile.gif

Jenn2179 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 10:13pm
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Looks like 6, 8, 10 and 14 to me. The smaller ones look to be 6 in tall and the biggest one only 4 in tall.

peacockplace Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 10:13pm
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Well, I'm pretty sure it's a dummy made for the photo shoot. You can special order.

MacsMom Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 10:25pm
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I agree with Jenn: 6-8-10-14.

peacockplace Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 10:56pm
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For those of you who think it's a 6,8, 10, 0r 4,6,8... am I crazy??? The gap between the top two and the second and third does not look the same to me. The top has a very small gap, smaller than the next two down. If it were 6,8,10 then the gap would be the same size. Do you guys see that or am I just making that up?

MacsMom Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 11:22pm
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Yeah, I was thinking the same thing but an 11" and 15" didn't make sense to me.


14, 10, 7, 5

Or

13, 9, 6, 4

abruntz Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 11:30pm
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Ok this is what I think....
I think its a 4", 6", 8" and a 12" bottom. They don't look that big and judging by the distance of space beneath the layers that is my prediction. But golly are they like 7" high that's crazy!!

costumeczar Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 11:34pm
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Based on the fact that it's sitting on a footed cake stand that they usually don't make bigger than 12" across or so, and that the pre-made orchids aren't going to be more than 3" or 4" across, I'd say it's either 4,5,7 and 10 or 5,6,8 and 12. Also, look at the size of the plates and the cake server at the base of the picture.

The cakes they use for photo shoots are often miniature versions of a real cake. I saw a photo of Ron Ben-Israel's workshop once, and behind him were all of the gorgeous cakes that he had made for years of magazines, but it looked like all of them were about half-sized! That's another of my wedding magazine pet peeves, they put these styrofoam cakes on the footed stands, then the brides think that a footed stand will support a real 4-tiered cake!

KoryAK Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 11:50pm
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4-5-7-10.

MacsMom Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 11:54pm
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LMAO! Here, let me go bake this cake real quick and I'll post a pic to see if you think the sizes are right... (NOT!)

I do want to make this cake one day, though! I love it.

Cakenicing4u Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 12:01am
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4-5-7-10 is my best guess! I loved that one so much I had it in my cell phone as a screen saver!

Skirt Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 12:22am
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I agree with the 5-6-8-12. The cake second from the top looks very cube-like so if it were a 3" pan, 2 tier, no filling cake...ta-daaa
Now unless they were 2" pans and the cake is torted, then that cube cake could be 5"...
Can you not write them and ask?

weirkd Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 12:24am
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Did you try asking Marina what they were? I believe she was the one that did that cake. Marina Sousa from Just Cake of Monterey California. She might answer you if you email her or try calling them and she would probably tell you just what she did!

peacockplace Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 12:32am
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Thank you all so much! I'm still thinking 5,6,8,12.

The cake is by Truli Confectionary Arts. I did email them and ask, so if I get an answer I'll let you all know.


P.S. If anyone just wants to whip one up to see... make sure to post a pic! LOL

deliciously_decadent Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 7:52am
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money is on 12"8"6"4" the bottom a single 3" high with the other tiers double stacked 6" tiers. such a popular design at the moment (and one that is proving a troublesome one!! lol!!) i just helped an ausy girl on how to apply fondant ribbons to a replica of this icon_biggrin.gif

DancingCakes2008 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 2:02pm
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Why do they need to be specific cake pan sizes? Maybe they baked sheetcakes and cut them to size. Maybe 4, 5, 8, 12

summernoelle Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 2:12pm
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Originally Posted by DancingCakes2008

Why do they need to be specific cake pan sizes? Maybe they baked sheetcakes and cut them to size. Maybe 4, 5, 8, 12




There is no way a professional bakery like Just Cake would do that. They would have the correct pan sizes. I just wouldn't recommend making tons of sheet cakes to carve out individual shapes and sizes for a cake that large. It would take forever!

weirkd Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 3:38pm
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Oh, ok. I assumed that Just Cakes did it because she has the cover on her website. I just assumed it was hers.
They probably dont use sheet cakes to carve but they probably do carve. Places like Frosted Art with Browen carve all the time. So does Cake Divas, Cake Girls, Charm City Cakes, etc. It just makes more sense to carve then to have hundreds of different sized pans that they may or may not use all the time.

deliciously_decadent Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 8:27pm
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Oh, ok. I assumed that Just Cakes did it because she has the cover on her website. I just assumed it was hers.



I think sommernoell didn't mean just cakes didm't do the cake but that just cakes would have the correct pans and not be carving up sheet cakes for basic pan shapes when she said

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There is no way a professional bakery like Just Cake would do that. They would have the correct pan sizes


or at least thats how i understood it when i read it?

summernoelle Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 9:12pm
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Oh, sorry. Didn't mean to stir up anything!

I meant: A professional Bakery wouldn't make sheet cakes and then cut the sheet cake to make regular sized squares when they could just use the correct pan sizes.

I am sure they would make sculpted and carved cakes, just not something like a square cake where they could just buy the pans. It would take forever.

deliciously_decadent Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 9:24pm
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Totally agree!! (thats wy i thought i would help clarify-maybe i stuck my sticky beal in?hope not) i don't think you stirred up anything just a simple misunderstanding icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

weirkd Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 9:33pm
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Yep, just misunderstood! No worrys!

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