Has Anyone Done A 6 In, 7In, 8In Round Tiered Cake?

Decorating By FeGe_Cakes Updated 27 Apr 2009 , 4:54pm by FeGe_Cakes

FeGe_Cakes Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 11:18pm
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I was wondering if anyone has done the cake dimensions listed (6, 7, 8 ). I thought it would be okay to get a 3 tiered cake but..i am thinking it might be too close together. I don't really need a border..just a small rope of fondant will do. But after looking at the pan sizes..I thought it might look to slender.

Any thoughts or pics would be great! TIA!

P.S. This is for a female UT graduate.

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FeGe_Cakes Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 12:15am
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Anyone? If you think it is a bad idea..you can chime in also.

Thanks

mrscromer Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 12:35am
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I have done an 8 and 9 and it was to close for my taste. There wasn't much differents between the two.

goddessa12 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 12:36am
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Well, I've never done it, but i think it will look tall and skinny.... it could be a great look... thumbs_up.gif

auntmamie Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 12:37am
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I haven't done one, but have seen one. Wilton has a Fondant Tiered Cakes book, and they have two 6,7,8 round cakes, covered in fondant, and then covered in sugar. The look is nice. They don't have borders - i think that having only 1/2 inch on each side will limit you to no border - the rope might be too thick. HTH.

FeGe_Cakes Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 12:48am
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Well..Not really a rope...I guess a snake is a better term. Probably 1/8 inch snake created by my extruder.

FeGe_Cakes Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 12:49am
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Here is a pic of a cake in the galleries. What do you think the sizes are? I Pm'd the person..but haven't heard anything back yet.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1347410

bbmom Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:06am
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I just looked at the picture, really pretty, I think the dimensions you list will look like that.

FeGe_Cakes Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:09am
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Thanks bbmom. Yes..that cake is very pretty. The slender cake is very girly looking to me. Kind of growing on me.

Win Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:19am
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Here's a cake I did for competition:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1210181.html

I was brand new to fondant at the time so I didn't want to tackle anything big. The top was a 5", middle, 6" and bottom was 8" --similar to the proportions you are discussing. I thought they worked well, but the bottom tier is a little larger so it is not quite as narrow as the one you have pictured.

Another poster mentioned the Wilton cakes covered in sugar... about three months after that competition, I came across those same pictures in the Wilton book! I told a friend about them and was mortified that anyone might have thought I had copied them from Wilton... I really thought, at the time, that I had never seen that done before. icon_redface.gif I was a newbie.

FeGe_Cakes Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:26am
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I am starting to dig it. icon_cool.gif I didn't think of making the bottom tier 2 inches larger that the middle. I like that alot!

Thanks Win!

SweetMelissa2007 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:27am
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I think it will be very pretty esp if you made each tier 3 layers so the were tall and skinny.

FeGe_Cakes Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:19am
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Ok..here is my sketch. This is based on a combination of ideas the Grad liked.
LL

dmhart Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:46am
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When I first read the post I didn't like the idea but the pictures I have seen posted have changed my mind. I want to try a cake like this too. icon_surprised.gif FeGe_Cakes I really like the picture you posted for the grad cake. That looks like a great cake. I like the bottom tiers being tall than the top tier. Thanks for posting this, you have given me new inspiration.

FeGe_Cakes Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:53am
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dmhart..yeah..when I posted it..i had my nose turned up to the idea. But seeing the different pictures..especially the one by Win..I think I am going to go for it. Hey..I'm sure the Grad would be happy regardless..and it will be a different design for me.

I haven't decided on the heights yet. (The bottom tier being taller that the top..was just a fluke in my drawing skills) LOL. I need to play with some cake dummies to see what looks good.

dmhart Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 3:00am
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I haven't decided on the heights yet. (The bottom tier being taller that the top..was just a fluke in my drawing skills) LOL. I need to play with some cake dummies to see what looks good.




Make sure to post your picture when you finish it. I would love to see it.

FeGe_Cakes Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 3:25am
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Will do. thumbs_up.gif

Justbeck101 Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 1:57am
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You could try contacting them about it on their website http://www.presentaart.nl/Bruidstaarten/Bruidstaarten.html#0

FeGe_Cakes Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 4:54pm
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Originally Posted by FeGe_Cakes

Here is a pic of a cake in the galleries. What do you think the sizes are? I Pm'd the person..but haven't heard anything back yet.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1347410




Hi all. Just in case you wanted to know. The cake artist Mascha PM'd me back..and the cake is a '3 in, 4 inch, 5 inch' w/ each tier being 3 inches tall.

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