Two Different Tier Heights

Decorating By bakerfairy Updated 11 Aug 2011 , 6:22pm by bakerfairy

bakerfairy Posted 11 Aug 2011 , 4:37am
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I'm making a wedding cake where some of the tiers are shorter than my normal tier height and I'm wondering how you factor the serving sizes? Would it be the same or would you just calculate it to serve 1/2 the amount or....? Also, do I just ask the caterer to cut larger pieces out of the shorter tiers to ensure everyone gets the same amount of cake?

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CWR41 Posted 11 Aug 2011 , 4:41am
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How much shorter? If it's 2" high instead of 4" high, it would serve half the amount and it would be appropriate to cut into 2"x2"x2" servings.

KoryAK Posted 11 Aug 2011 , 5:37pm
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I leave a cake info sheet with all of my cakes. At the bottom is says how to cut the cake and what sizes the pieces should be. If there are multiple height cakes, then they are all listed.

2" cakes: 2x2"
3" cakes: 1x3"
4" cakes: 1x2"
5" cakes: 1x1.5"

A "serving" is 8 cubic inches of cake, so when the height changes, the other dimensions have to change too.

bakerfairy Posted 11 Aug 2011 , 6:22pm
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Perfect! Thank you both for your helpful input!!

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