2D Carved Cake Too Tall?

Decorating By kger Updated 23 Jul 2010 , 5:22pm by marcx

kger Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 4:41am
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I'm making a butterfly that I am carving from 2- 10 inch rounds. I just torted and filled each cake (making 4 layers) but haven't carved yet, & it just occurred to me this thing is going to be like 6" tall.

My reason for doing 2 layers was to get more servings out of it. Does 6" sound too tall? I think the length is going to 10 - 12", so it may be out of proportion. Should I disassemble and remove a layer to make it shorter?

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kger Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 5:15pm
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Someone, anyone? Have you ever baked 2 cakes and torted and then removed a layer to make it only 3 layers instead of 4?

marcx Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 5:22pm
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I'm not too certain on the proportions for the butterfly, but I try and use as much cake as the client paid for. Do you think it would greatly affect the number of servings? If not, then I don't see the big problem with taking out a layer to make it less awkward proportion wise, but, do keep in mind how many people they expect to feed and if the altered size of the cake would cause any major discrepancies.

Good luck!

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