8" Top Tier?

Decorating By dandelion56602 Updated 11 Oct 2010 , 8:30pm by dandelion56602

dandelion56602 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 3:54pm
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I have a client that is looking for aprx 115 servings (75% of the invites) & prefers round.

I have come up with a few sizes & one has an 8" top (8, 10 & 12--118 servings). I prefer a 6" top or even a 7" top, but have not done an 8" top tier. Does anyone have a picture of a cake w/ an 8" top, or will that just look too "off" & squatty?

I've thought about 12" square & 9 & 6" rounds for 116, but it has a square tier. 7, 10 & 12" rounds give 112, but that's close.

Any other suggestions?

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DeeDelightful Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 4:11pm
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It's squatty looking only because there is only 2 inches difference between the tiers. Four inches difference makes the cake seem "taller". I've done an 8 inch/10inch/14inch square. It looks okay, but I do prefer 4 inches difference in the tier sizes.

2kiddos Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 4:20pm
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leah_s Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 4:35pm
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If you're working with a florist or if there will be a commercial topper, then florists expect and commercial toppers are sized to look best on a 6" top tier. it's sort of the standard expectation.

For your client, I'd do a 6/10/14 at 130 servings. Sometimes they have to buy a bit more than they need for the cake to look right.

SarahJane Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 4:47pm
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I don't think there is any problem with having an 8" top on a cake.

CWR41 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 6:17pm
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I agree with Leah... a 14x10x6 serves 116 without the top tier, so if it's for a wedding--they can keep the 6" for their 1st anniversary.

dandelion56602 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 8:30pm
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I had thought a 14, 10 & 6 too. I will be placing the flowers. She hasn't decided on real or gumpaste orchids---I'm praying for real icon_smile.gif. I'll give her the round option & one w/ a square. since they're serving a grooms cake it may change her mind. Thanks gals

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