Cake From Martha Stewart... What Sizes Are The Tiers???

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cake_o_rama Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 5:42pm
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Ok guys... I need some help figuring out the sizes of these tiers. Usually I'm pretty good at it, but this one has me stumped. The heights I think I have, but the diameters have me confused. Anyone care to take a stab at it? I would really appreciate it!

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mpaigew Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 5:50pm
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I would say 14,12, 9, 7, 5.

rvercher23 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 5:51pm
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To me it looks like 4, 8, 10,12, 14. But I am not an expert, just guessing.

stephaniescakenj Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 5:52pm
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I thik it's the varying heights that make it hard to figure out but it looks like 14, 12, 10, 8 and 6 or 5

saramachen Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 5:54pm
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Well heres a newbies guess....

It looks to me like is an even amount of diamater change in each layer... say 2" or 3". So while Im not sure exactly what sizes these layers are i would make it according to how many people it has to feed and use evenly spaced layers like:

4", 6", 8", 10", and 12" OR
3", 6", 9", 12", and 15"

Sorry i couldn't be more help.

all4cake Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 5:57pm
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22", 18", 14" 10", 6" is my guess

edited to say:

If you look at the server set which range from approx. 11"-17"...but even going a bit shorter to 10", if you laid it across the diameter of the bottom cake, it looks like it would almost double.

FeGe_Cakes Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:10pm
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My guess is 16, 14, 12, 8, 6

looking in the book the cake looks bigger so maybe

18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8. The graduated steps between each tier (in the book) look to be the same.

lostincake Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:24pm
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I would agree with stephaniescakenj and say it's 6, 8, 10, 12, 14. As saramachen pointed out, it looks like the difference between the sizes of each tier is the same - even the top tier although the floral "leis" down the side makes the gap look deceivingly larger than the rest. IMO.

DancingCakes2008 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:24pm
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I am with the 6, 10, 14, 18, 22

cake_o_rama Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:43pm
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Thank you all so much for the opinions... Keep them coming. I couldn't tell if the spacing was the same or varied between each cake. The bottom to me looks HUGE.

My current guess is 6,10,14,18, 22

That would feed an army! My bride only needs 150 servings. Anyone got any ideas there? I'm not opposed to using some dummies if necessary.

Kim040508 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 7:13pm
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I don't know if you would still like more ideas or not but here is mine; as I look at the book it looks as if there are 2inches on each side of each tier. So, with that in mind, I think it's 6, 10, 14, 18, and 22. That's just my guess. I hope it helps.

stephaniescakenj Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 7:19pm
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well if you only need 150 servings, I would only make it as big as you need. The picture may have a 22inch base, but there's no reason why you couldn't make it smaller as long as you keep it to 5 tiers and your spacing is even between the tiers. One other thought, make the narrower tiers the dummies. it will be easier to figure out servings then too since the shorter tiers will need to be cut wider than the taller tiers.

KoryAK Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 8:15pm
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I'm guessing 6-9-12-15-18"

kakeladi Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 10:22pm
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16x2; 14x6; 12x2; 8 or 9x6 & 5x3

cakegal Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 10:37pm
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This is just a guess...
1-20x3 2-16x3 1-12x3 2- 8x3 2- 4x2 for the top.
It's a very pretty cake....

all4cake Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 4:19pm
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If any of you have the back issues of MS Weddings, according to the editing dept. (?), "The Wedgwood Cake appeared in the Spring 2000 issue of MS Weddings, the recipe appears on page 322 of that issue."

I don't know if the recipe includes information about the pans used but if anyone has that issue, they might possibly check and squelch the curiousity before the cat dies.

SugarMoonCakeCo Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 4:35pm
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looks to me like there's 3 inches difference for each tier - but who's to say there can't be 2? I wouldn't go out and buy new pans if what you have totals a 2" difference! lol

but like the others said - we make cakes to serve guests - make it as big as the client needs it...too much cake? use dummies!

beautiful cake none the less!

all4cake Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 4:42pm
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Word is...

the tier sizes are included with the recipe....check your local library as many subscribe to that magazine.

Loucinda Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 4:19pm
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I made a version of that cake in December, and I used the sizes kakeladi gave - using 3 layers for the second and 4th tier (with 16" as the base) HUGE cake.

I also have that MS Wedding cake book, and it doesn't give pan size OR insructions.

all4cake Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 4:54pm
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oooooooooookay. I was relaying the information given to me by the staff supposedly responsible for the magazine's content at MS They replied with my initial request with "the recipe can be found ...." to which I replied, "The recipe isn't what I was after but the pan sizes used to accomplish that particular setup". They then replied with, "The pan sizes are included with the recipe on page....". "Thank you for your time. I will pass along the information"

That's just messed up if they told me that and it was flat out misinformation!!! They couldv'e just said, "we don't have that information available".

The person did say that they couldn't share the recipe with me.

Oh, well.

Loucinda Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 4:57pm
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I have the book, not the magazine. It may be in a magazine!

jlsheik Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 5:06pm
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Can you google it or check out her website for the info. May be that would help.

ZAKIA6 Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 5:11pm
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i think that is in her wedding cakes book.
unfortunately i just returned the copy i had to the library
if you can get a copy of one - the cake sizes are listed at the beginning of the recipe.

linnod Posted 14 Jul 2013 , 11:36pm
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22" ? how does your pan fit in oven when it is that large?

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