How Do I Get This Structure?

Decorating By sweetnessx3 Updated 18 Apr 2011 , 7:08pm by sweetnessx3

sweetnessx3 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 1:31pm
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Hi CCer's icon_smile.gif

Im trying to attach a link , its the second cake , offet one , in the middle that I have a question about . what are the sizes of this cake ? To offset do i need odd sizes ,so they dont hang off the edges ? I did one once and the back of the middle tier was off the edge a small amount icon_sad.gif . hope the link works ...

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.layers-cake.com%2Findex.php%2Fwedding-cakes&h=b0298cP_COPIRrtvEu291ML196w

Thanks Lisa

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CWR41 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 3:30pm
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I can't open the link, but I don't think the sizes of that cake should matter... what size cake do you need? How many is your serving goal?

This might help:
Right angle measurements:
4" 5.66
5" 7.07
6" 8.49
7" 9.9
8" 11.31
9" 12.73
10" 14.14
11" 15.56
12" 16.97
13" 18.38
14" 19.8
15" 21.21
16" 22.63
17" 24.04
18" 25.46

SammieB Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 3:47pm
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I went straight to the page and looked at the picture. At least I'm assuming it was the one you were referring to, with the 3 tier square cake with the layers slightly rotated. I wouldn't think you would need odd sizes by any means. If I were you I would start by getting out my square cake pans and stacking them, then rotating so you can see how much play you've got with your current sizes.

WykdGud Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 3:50pm
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You can cut out cardboard or paper squares and just lay them on top of each other until you get a pattern you like.

sweetnessx3 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 3:50pm
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Im sorry you cant open it icon_sad.gif Thanks for trying !!! She needs 100 servings .
The cake is kinda offset to the left just a few inches on each layer. Does that make sense ? the cake in the picture is 3 tiers high!

sweetnessx3 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 3:55pm
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Oh Thank you , I will stack my pans nowicon_smile.gif

sweetnessx3 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 4:05pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR41

I can't open the link, but I don't think the sizes of that cake should matter... what size cake do you need? How many is your serving goal?

This might help:
Right angle measurements:
4" 5.66
5" 7.07
6" 8.49
7" 9.9
8" 11.31
9" 12.73
10" 14.14
11" 15.56
12" 16.97
13" 18.38
14" 19.8
15" 21.21
16" 22.63
17" 24.04
18" 25.46





Okay here goes , I hate to admit this hehehe but I have no clue how to use those measurement :-/ ...walk of shame here lol!

klutzy_baker Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 5:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetnessx3

Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR41

I can't open the link, but I don't think the sizes of that cake should matter... what size cake do you need? How many is your serving goal?

This might help:
Right angle measurements:
4" 5.66
5" 7.07
6" 8.49
7" 9.9
8" 11.31
9" 12.73
10" 14.14
11" 15.56
12" 16.97
13" 18.38
14" 19.8
15" 21.21
16" 22.63
17" 24.04
18" 25.46




Okay here goes , I hate to admit this hehehe but I have no clue how to use those measurement :-/ ...walk of shame here lol!




It's okay, I didn't get it at first either. icon_redface.gif LOL

But what you are looking at is the measurement of the diagonal if you drew a line from one corner to the opposite corner. If you had geometry, it's the hypotenuse of the triangle.

So for the 4'' cake pan, if you draw a line from one corner to the opposite corner, the line will measure 5.66 in. I hope that helps icon_biggrin.gif

CWR41 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 6:05pm
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Correct. Diagonal measurements... helpful for off-set stacking square cakes if you don't want them to overhang the tier below.

sweetnessx3 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 7:08pm
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Oh I get it YAY! Those will be very helpful Thank you ! I better write those down now lol! Thats what happened to my other cake it was hanging over the bottom tier icon_redface.gif Thank you icon_biggrin.gif

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