Trouble With Hexagon And Round Sizes

Decorating By kirasmom Updated 21 Apr 2014 , 5:10pm by AZCouture

kirasmom Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 2:09pm
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I was asked to do a round and hexagon cake for a wedding, and I'm having trouble with the dimensions to make it look proportionate.
The bride wants a 5 tier cake starting with round.


I have 15, 12, 9, and 6 in hexagon pans. I was thinking start with 16 round, 15 hex, 12 round, 9 hex, 6 round. Would that look right?

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q2wheels Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 2:32pm
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What I would do, if you have all the right sized pans, is stack the pans, in the same way you want the cake. I stack 2 same sized pans (open sides together) as a "tier", then stack the tiers. That way you can play around with sizes and configuration.

ETA: How many servings are needed? That will definitely influence pan sizes.

kirasmom Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 1:33am
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200 servings

dguerrant Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 1:53am
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if you use those sizes that is about 260+ servings

kirasmom Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 12:27pm
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It really doesn't matter if I go over the serving amount. It is for a friend and it is her wedding gift, so I want it to be nice for her. I just needed assurance that it would look alright if I used the sizes that I was thinking of using.

kirasmom Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 6:47pm
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Found a 14 in hex pan online and ordered it. So now the sizes are 16,14,12,9,6 which I think works better than the 15 in hex.

charolette Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 4:43pm
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AHi, I'm new to this site and I will love to see some pictures of some wedding cakes cause I'm getting married in July and I don't have a cake yet

Pastrybaglady Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 5:05pm
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Original message sent by charolette

Hi, I'm new to this site and I will love to see some pictures of some wedding cakes cause I'm getting married in July and I don't have a cake yet

Charlotte, find a baker your friends have liked immediately and talk to them about what they can do. You are cutting it REALLY close!

AZCouture Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 5:10pm
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AGoogle wedding cakes??

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