Would A 16", 12", 8" Stacked Cake Look Funny?

Decorating By athena24 Updated 18 Mar 2010 , 8:04pm by athena24

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athena24 Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 7:46pm
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Hi There!
Has anyone made a three tiered stacked cake with the dimensions 16", 12", 8"...
Does anyone have pictures of what that would look like?
Would those dimensions look a little off for a wedding cake because of the 4" sizing differences between each level?
Thanks in advance for your help. icon_smile.gif

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pattigunter Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 7:55pm
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I dont think it would look strange but it would be a very large cake.

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indydebi Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 7:56pm
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4" difference is not odd ... it is pretty standard. The only thing that "may" look odd is the 8" as the top tier ... may look big to some (although when I first started doing cakes 30 years ago, an 8" top tier was the norm. It's only in recent years that it's gone to a 6" top).

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TexasSugar Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 7:56pm
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Why would you think they would look off? I actually like a 4in difference over 2in in most designs because it gives you more of an edge around the cake.

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mamawrobin Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 7:56pm
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I think it would look nice. I like at least three inch difference between tiers. I use 12 inch and 8 inch tiers all the time.

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athena24 Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 7:59pm
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Thank you Everybody. icon_smile.gif
I am doing my first wedding cake, and the bride wants 3 tiers. (and it needs to serve 120-140) That's why it is going to be so large.
Thanks for all of your great input and kind comments. icon_biggrin.gif

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malene541 Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 8:02pm
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Here's one I did. Not sure if your talking round or square?
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1518997

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athena24 Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 8:04pm
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Thank you malene541!
That's beautiful.
I forgot to mention it needs to be round. But yours gives me a much better idea. (I am terrible at visualizing these things, I do much better with an example.) Thank you again. icon_smile.gif

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