Square Dummy Cake Proportions

Decorating By Megs1025 Updated 1 Jul 2010 , 1:46am by BlakesCakes

Megs1025 Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 11:14pm
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I'm making my first dummy wedding cake and preparing to buy my dummies. I'm thinking d all as foam is the place to get them from reading posts here.

I'm baking the bottom tier in my square 16x16x2 pan (only tier with real cake).

The bride wants a 5 tier cake. What size dummies should I buy? Also.. should I get 4'' or 5'' tall dummies?

Do I need to use any dowels? Thanks for your advice

Meg

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BlakesCakes Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 1:46am
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Originally Posted by Megs1025

I'm making my first dummy wedding cake and preparing to buy my dummies. I'm thinking d all as foam is the place to get them from reading posts here.

I'm baking the bottom tier in my square 16x16x2 pan (only tier with real cake).

The bride wants a 5 tier cake. What size dummies should I buy? Also.. should I get 4'' or 5'' tall dummies?

Do I need to use any dowels? Thanks for your advice

Meg




I assume this bride wants a very tall, grand cake if she wants 5 tiers. So sad to pay 80% the cost of real cake only to have styrofoam leftovers icon_eek.gif

Anyway, if you're going for absolute height, then if the bottom is a 4" tall tier, make all of the others 4" tall.

If the bottom is 2" tall, you can alternate 2"s & 4"s for a balanced look.

Yes, that bottom tier needs dowels in it to support the 4 styro tiers above it.

Rae

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