Cake Sizes For Wedding...4,6,8,10 Unrealistic??? Any Pics?

Decorating By tinygoose Updated 7 May 2009 , 8:17pm by tinygoose

tinygoose Posted 6 May 2009 , 5:39pm
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Please I need advise. I know there are a ton of size combos listed in the gallery but I can't get the search to work. I'm planning a 4,6,8,10 inch cake with the 4" being styrofoam. It serves about 75, and I'm doing sheet cake to make it 100. It has to be 4 tiers.

What would you do?? Anyone have any pics with sizes?? I've done the stacking cake pans thing, but would love to see a pic of a 4,6,8,10 or a 6,8,10. Thanks so much!!

Is there any reason not to do those sizes?

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crystalina1977 Posted 6 May 2009 , 5:54pm
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the pink cake with roses and the black wedding cake in my photos are 6/8/10 cakes. i think this combo looks fine together, and i wouldnt' see a problem with a 4" on top...

crystalina1977 Posted 6 May 2009 , 5:56pm
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so is the sage cake with purple flowers...this seems to be a favorite of mine =)

fytar Posted 6 May 2009 , 6:01pm
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I've made several cakes that were only a 2" difference in the tiers...one of the things that you want to take into account is if you need to put stuff around the "ledge" of each tier like flowers or fondant figures or anything that you need to sit nicely without fear of it falling off, you may want to go with at least a 4" pan difference between each tier in those cases.

I don't have it posted but I have a 4 tiered square wedding cake that was made recently and it only had a ribbon border so the bride was fine with 6,8,10,12" tiers.

Hope that helped in some way.

crystalina1977 Posted 6 May 2009 , 6:07pm
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agree with fytar that it does depend somewhat on the decoration as the size difference does not lend itself to large decorations between the layers.

tinygoose Posted 6 May 2009 , 6:12pm
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It's a spin off on a Lindy Smith cake. All white, with white, pale blue and silver stars, and stars on wire coming out of the top. I may try to have the stars on wire cascade around the cake, but that may be biting off more than I'm able to do. Thanks for the replys ladies, I really appreciate it.

tinygoose Posted 6 May 2009 , 6:13pm
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Do you think it will look small?

crystalina1977 Posted 6 May 2009 , 6:16pm
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it is a little on the small side if they are stacked directly on each other. on my blog icedcakesbycrissy.blogspot.com there is a picture of the couple cutting the black wedding cake so you can see the proportion of cake to people.

tiffy76620 Posted 6 May 2009 , 6:19pm
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I just did my daughter's wedding cake for this past Saturday and the tiers were 5 inch high, and the sizes were, 12 10 8 and 6 and looked very nice.

Win Posted 6 May 2009 , 6:30pm
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This one is a 5,6,8
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I think you will just have the look of a tighter cake overall. No reason not to do it. I like the taller looking cakes.

tinygoose Posted 6 May 2009 , 6:50pm
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This is really helpful, and all your cakes are wonderful!! I like the tall look of the tiers I'm just not sure on the size...it does seem a tad small. Ahh, I know...I'm soo indecisive. I just want it to look right. You guys are awesome!!

tinygoose Posted 7 May 2009 , 8:17pm
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Thanks Emily that does help!! Wow, cool cake.

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