6 Inch On 10 Inch?

Decorating By vnas5 Updated 19 Sep 2011 , 12:19pm by southerncross

vnas5 Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 11:24pm
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I am making a bridal shower cake for 45 people. Its going to be a two tiered cake and I was thinking on doing a 6 inch on a 10 inch. Would that be too much of a size difference that would make it look weird? Im up to any suggestions. Thank you!

16 replies
vnas5 Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 11:25pm
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Forgot to mention they are going to be round tiers.

Unlimited Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 11:42pm
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That's perfectit'll look fine. I like a 4" difference between tier sizes14"x10"x6" is one of the most common wedding cake sizes.

Unlimited Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 11:43pm
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Double post.

T_Cakes Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 11:49pm
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I usually do a 2" difference, and frankly, I don't really like it. My next cake will be a 10" & 6". Check out this pic as an idea (there are more from thus member, too)
http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1934658

victoria7310 Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 11:51pm
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I always try to do 4" also, it looks nice.

carolinagirlcakes Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 12:10am
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I think it will look fine if you are using larger borders on the edges. I typically do a 2" difference but there are times I wish I would have a 4" to accomidate borders.

AnnieCahill Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 12:13am
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The most recent cake in my pic is that size.

Annie

terrylee Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 12:18am
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Some time I stack the pans to either show a potential customer or for my own reference.....It gives you a pretty good visual.

olleharr Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 12:25am
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A lot of my birthday cakes are 8" and 4". I like leaving enough room to decorate the center of the cake with flowers or figures.

vnas5 Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 12:28am
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Thank you so much everyone! I'll stick with the 6 inch on the 10 inch.

southerncross Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 12:32am
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I've been making 6", 9' and 12" but find there just isn't enough "ledge" for decorations. besides, the cake tend to look like monoliths. just got a new set of cake dummies and in playing around with them, decided that I like the 4" difference between tiers so much better. my next big wedding cake will be 6", 10" and 14"...I have a smaller wedding cake due next month and i love the proportions of 6"and 10".

poohsmomma Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 1:19am
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I love the proportions of a 6" on a 10" cake. Here are a couple of examples of how it looks:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2003044

The bottom two tiers on this are 10/6...not the cupcake tier.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2068977

BlakesCakes Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 1:34am
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I go by the number of servings they need/are willing to pay for.

I've had people who don't care about the overall picture-- they only want X servings and no way will they agree to extra cake.
Very few bite on "well, this will look better".

And I don't give away servings to sooth my artistic side icon_wink.gif

Rae

tokazodo Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 1:45am
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Food for thought: I have come to prefer a 3 inch difference in the tiers. This is an 8" with a 4" on top. I have since switched to 8" and 5" and I like the proportions better. I guess it a matter of preference.

8" 4"
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2068465

8" 5"
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2123102

VaBelle Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 1:54am
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Most of my two-tiered cakes are now 6 and 10 inches because my batter makes up one of each. I love the size difference. The couple of times I did a smaller difference, I didn't like the way it turned out as much. The shelf difference is definitely better for decorating.

southerncross Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 12:19pm
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Originally Posted by tokazodo

Food for thought: I have come to prefer a 3 inch difference in the tiers. This is an 8" with a 4" on top. I have since switched to 8" and 5" and I like the proportions better. I guess it a matter of preference.

8" 4"
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2068465

8" 5"
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2123102




After comparing the pictures for top tiers smaller than 6", I agree. I think it may have something to do with the smaller tiers being not much wider than they are as high...considering that most tiers are at least 4 inches tall.

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