I'm wondering what sizes look best tiered? Can you put a 6" on an 8" or 9" or should you do a 8 on top of a 9?
You can tell I'm new to this! Thanks
Cakes look best with a 3" or 4" difference in size. You can do a 2" difference in size, but IMHO that doesn't give enough definition or enough deco room. Never do just 1" difference in size unless you are going to carve it down into a mountain!
6"-9"-12" and 6"-10"-14" are common tier sizes. You can do 6"-8"-10", but like I said above, I prefer the larger size differences.
That does help! I'd like to stack two high. So you think my best bet is 6 and 9? Cake needs to serve 50. Cakes will be two layer torted and filled. Does that make sense?
Yup, makes sense. 6-9 will look great, but only gives you 44 servings (using the wilton guide, which is pretty much the industry standard). 6-10 will give you exactly 50 servings using the wilton guide. If you want larger slices of cake, then you will need to go even bigger. Personally, I'd make an 8-12 or a 9-12, but then my friends and family tend to eat a lot of cake.