Probably A Dumb Question....

Decorating By leafO Updated 21 Dec 2010 , 4:42am by Glory0523

leafO Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 6:49pm
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This is probably a dumb question but Here it is icon_redface.gif

I'm making a wedding cake for a friend for jan 1st. It was going to be a 6- 10- 14 square tiered cake but she decided she needed more servings so I was thinking of doing a 16 inch base instead. The problem is I only bake for friends and fam, so I don't have a pan that large and don't think I would use it much in the future.

Do I need to hurry up and order one right away or can I make a 16" by combining some of my smaller pans like my 8" or 10" and 6" pans. Would this work or would it compromise the structure of the cake?

Or should I just add an 8' tier instead? I've never done a 4 tier before.

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Karen421 Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 7:13pm
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You can do 4 8" squares for the base it will be fine, as long as you use a really good support system. I like the SPS, that way there isn't weight on the bottom tier. Good Luck! icon_smile.gif

CWR41 Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 7:14pm
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You can bake eight 8" square cakes to make a two-layer 16" square.

leah_s Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 8:36pm
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ditto on using the 8" pans and SPS.

denetteb Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 8:47pm
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A 16 square will give you 30 more servings than a 14 inch so I assume you are trying to gain 30 servings. If you wanted to keep your same sizes you have been planning around and a consistent 4 inch difference between tiers, you could ice an extra 8 inch square kitchen cake for the extra servings.

leafO Posted 19 Dec 2010 , 1:08am
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Thanks so much,I'll use the 8" pans to make a 16" icon_smile.gif Thanks for suggesting SPS too! I used it for the first time on my last tiered cake and fell in love! That reminds me I need to order more legs! icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 19 Dec 2010 , 3:08am
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adventuregal Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 4:26am
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oi I hate it when people change servings last minute icon_cool.gif Good luck with the cake! thumbs_up.gif

Glory0523 Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 4:42am
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sometimes you can rent pans...a friend of mine rents her pans out for $2, so if you wanted that 16 inch, you could do that without having to peice it all together... just an idea.. icon_smile.gif

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