3 Tier Off Set Square Cakes, How

Decorating By 2txmedics Updated 24 May 2011 , 1:22pm by 2txmedics

2txmedics Posted 24 May 2011 , 1:49am
post #1 of 6

Ok, I need to know what looks best for a 3 tier, 2 layer cake, square that is off set, meaning the corners are not facing all the same way....

would:
6,8,10

6,8,12

6,10,12

The amount of cake slices wont matter its for my family and they love taking cake home!!! lol

thanks!

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sugarshack Posted 24 May 2011 , 4:26am
post #2 of 6

I think you need more than 2 inch difference in order to turn them and not have the corners hanging over the edge. I take my pans and stack them up in different configurations to see what looks good. HTH

CWR41 Posted 24 May 2011 , 5:41am
post #3 of 6

If you're starting with a 6" square--it needs to go on top of at least a 9" square...
the 9" square needs to go on top of at least a 13" square for completely offset stacking (as opposed to slightly offset or stair stepping).
I hope this helps.
Here are the 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

thecakestand Posted 24 May 2011 , 6:47am
post #4 of 6

I have been known to make paper cakes and stack them to see what sizes would look best together.

indydebi Posted 24 May 2011 , 8:32am
post #5 of 6

plus it makes a difference on how you're going to stack them .... diamond-square-diamond: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2043610

or "slightly ascrew" like a curved stairway http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1199535

2txmedics Posted 24 May 2011 , 1:22pm
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Thank you all so Very much!!! I knew I could count on the wonderful ppl of CC to help and point (push) me in the right direction. HECK!!! My pans are only 6,8,10,12,14....lol

I know I have to put supports under each cake, if I have the wilton sturdy sq. platters, would bubble straws hold up the cakes on each other? would it look too tacky to use quite a few so that they for sure dont collasp into each other? example: 6" cake having 5 under it, 9" having 7 and so on??

It has to travel 30mins, using either Indys recipe that Im to die for since I discovered it about 2yrs back since I live in Texas, or Sharons, wish I would be using for the VERY FIRST TIME!...not sure which to go with.

Outside party, cake out 2hrs, Texas heat/humidity...temps will be about 90 that day, under a canopy.

Thanks and have a wonderful day!!!!

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