I'm making a 6,9,12 tiered cake for a friend's wedding. I usually buy those silver drums Wilton makes but they want gold. So I was thinking of using foam core that I hear about all the time. Would a 15" look OK? I guess I'm just wondering what's standard for everyone.
i usually go 3 inches up from my cake, once they buttercream/fondant or which ever medium your using, its suprising how much space it takes up!
I am going 4" up. If you to Global Sugarart . com (no spaces) they have the gold wrapped drums. I just looked tonight for myself.
I like four to six inches up from the largest tier. It give the cake more presence. A 15" would be okay though if that's what you have.
Foamcore is great - but it sure can be tricky to cut precisely. I generally will use 3-4" bigger than the bottom tier. I was in a "pinch" about a month ago and used 4 cake circles taped together, then covered it in a silver print foil. It was really inexpensive, I didn't have to wait for shipping, and it looked great!
Thanks for the replies, I didn't realize anyone had posted .
I saw the gold drums, and they're out of stock. And shipping to AK is usually pricey. So I'm thinking between 15-16". I guess I'll pull my pans out and see what it looks like.