3 Tier Square Anniversary Cake

Decorating By Shelley51708 Updated 10 May 2011 , 3:23pm by CWR41

Shelley51708 Posted 10 May 2011 , 2:13am
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I am doing my aunt and uncle's 40th annivesary cake. I'm doing 3 square tiers for roughly 100 people. The bottom and 2nd tier will be stacked on each other, top tier on columns with a silk flower arrangement in between the 2nd and top layer. NOW, here's my question, will it look ok to be a 12", 10" and 6" tiers? I think an 8" top tier would be too much cake. Will that look ok having 4" btwn the 2nd and top tier and only 2" btwn the bottom and 2nd tier? TIA!!

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CWR41 Posted 10 May 2011 , 5:52am
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It will look perfectly fine, especially if your 6" cake will have a bottom border... the 6" cake can go on an 8" plate, and the 8" plate fits on top of the 10" cake below. Your setup serves 140.

If you want exactly 100 servings, you could make a 10" x 8" x 6" squares but your 6" cake would need to go on a 7" plate. Odd size square separator plates are harder to find... you may need to custom fabricate one!

Shelley51708 Posted 10 May 2011 , 1:02pm
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Thank you very much!!! I will do the 10/8/6, as there are estimated 75 people, so I wanted to go with a cake for 100. Using the columns, I only need dowles in the bottom and 2nd layer....right?

CWR41 Posted 10 May 2011 , 3:23pm
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Originally Posted by Shelley51708

Using the columns, I only need dowles in the bottom and 2nd layer....right?

If using double-plate separators, yes... dowel both lower tiers (the 6" top doesn't need supports in it unless there's something on it that needs supporting).

If using a single-plate separator, no... the 8" wouldn't need dowels because the columns go all the way through the 8" to the board that's under the 8" and the columns are the support system.

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