Cake Demensions For Tiers Question

Decorating By jewels710 Updated 3 Aug 2009 , 7:50pm by indydebi

jewels710 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 5:27pm
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Question, I thought that tier cakes, say 3 tier, went in graduated sizes such as, 8, 10, 12" However, I am seeing more and more in photo postings that people say their cakes are 6, 9, 12 or even 6, 10, 14.

So my question is, what are the best proportioned sizes to use?
The 2", 3" or 4" differences in pan size?

Thanks a bunch!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 5:32pm
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It depends on the look you want and usually the preference of the Bride.It also depends on the servings you will need.I like the 2 inch difference but really it is what the bride chooses for style.I like to take the pans and stack them to give me an idea or proportion..I also do this when I am helping a customer decide on the look and style of cake.That helps them visualize the look better also..Then they understand what it will look like.

Rylan Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 5:36pm
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It depends on the look you are going for. I prefer a 3 inch difference.

indydebi Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 7:50pm
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Depends on the design and how much cake they want.

To me, a 6/10/14 is a normal wedding cake. A 6/8/10 is a dinky cake. But if a bride is having a small wedding, the 6/8/10 is all she needs so that's what I make.

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