Is This A Strange Size?

Decorating By Lenora05 Updated 22 Mar 2010 , 10:03pm by Lenora05

Lenora05 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 9:44pm
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I am making a wedding cake and figured the tiers I need to be 16", 12" and 6". Will that look ok? I am doing this cake on a tight budget and don't want to add another tier, I also want to the top to be 6" not larger.
Has anyone made a cake using this size combination? Do you all think it will look nice?

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cammyblake1 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 9:45pm
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No, that's a freakish size diff from 6 to 12.

tesso Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 9:51pm
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that is quite a difference but depending on your design, decorations, and so forth you might be able to pull it off. Do you have a sketch you could post?

Lenora05 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 9:57pm
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I don't have a scetch, I am still in the planning stage, and don't make great scetches, so I haven't done one. I was thinking that the 12" and 6" would seem strange, but thought I would get some opinions. I can decorate however I want as long as I use the requested colors(pink, black and some white). But since there isn't much money to be spent I will be trying to keep it simple. If you haev any decorating ideas please pass them along!
Thanks again!

indydebi Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 9:58pm
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Originally Posted by cammyblake1

No, that's a freakish size diff from 6 to 12.

Agree. To be in perspective, the top tier would need to be an 8".

6/12/16 serves 12/56/100 = 168 servings (154 w/o the top tier).

6/8/10/14 serves 152.
6/8/12/14 serves 170.

Does it HAVE to be only 3 tiers? If so, you need to increase the top tier to an 8" for it to look right (in my ever so never humble opinion).

cakeandpartygirl Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 9:58pm
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Try stacking the pans on top of each other so that you could get a feel for the sizes.

Lenora05 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 10:03pm
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Thanks everyone, I guess my gut was right that it would look a little(or a lot) off. I'll either make the tiers smaller and add a fourth or make them all smaller and include and small "extra" cake. I'll have to discuss with the bride on this one.

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