1St 2 Tier Cake

Decorating By mum24 Updated 9 Dec 2010 , 10:52pm by CWR41

mum24 Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 5:35pm
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Im tackling my 1st 2 tier cake next weekend and wanted some advice if possible.
Im planning on making one 14inch and one 10inch round are these sizes ok? to look at im wondering if i would be better with smaller cakes or if them sizes are ok for 2 tiers?
also based on a 14" bottom layer how many dowels would you suggest? I dont want to over dowel it and have it collapse because of having some many holes in it?
and finally the join between the 2 tiers is it best to put something around it to cover the join or so long as the fondant is smooth just places ontop?
Thanks
Gemma

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sarkee Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 5:48pm
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The size of your cakes should be based on how many servings you need. 5 or 6 dowels is probably enough (evenly spaced). Whether or not you put something where the tiers meet depends on the design and the look you are going for. HTH

leah_s Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 5:59pm
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That cake will serve 116. Is that how many servings you need?

mum24 Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 6:10pm
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That cake will serve 116. Is that how many servings you need?




really?? i made it to be 91 and needed 80-90 servings
maybe a 10" and 8" would work then icon_confused.gif

Edit to add its a round cake and im going by Wilton party cake guide

CWR41 Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 10:52pm
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Originally Posted by mum24

really?? i made it to be 91 and needed 80-90 servings
maybe a 10" and 8" would work then icon_confused.gif

Edit to add its a round cake and im going by Wilton party cake guide




A 12" x 8" serves 80 (standard 1x2x4= 8 cu. in. servings), so a 10" x 8" wouldn't be enough.

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