Will These Size Pans Be Okay For A Topsy-Turvy Cake?

Decorating By SweetTater Updated 7 Oct 2011 , 6:11am by allaboutcakeuk

SweetTater Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 4:16am
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To get the number of servings we need, I am looking at making a topsy turvy or mad hatter style cake with 3 tiers. Each tier would have 3 layers, bottom tier 12", middle 8" and top 6" I wasn't going to carve/taper the sides, but just slope the top to get the shape of something like this cake photo attached.

Usually I'd go with a 10 x 8 x 6 where each level increases by 2"

Will a 12 x 8 x 6 look okay? Or should I do a 12 x 8 x 4 or even a 12 x 10 x 8. I just can't get my head around the final outcome with these pan sizes. What do you think?


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cocobean Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 4:32am
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I vote for the 12" 8" and 6". I think a 4" top is too skinny and the 8" too big.

andreamen1 Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 4:40am
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Id go for 3in increment

SweetTater Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 4:48am
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12 x 9 x 6 - now why didn't I think of that? I think my brain is fried and I was stuck on even numbers- LOL Thanks!

allaboutcakeuk Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 6:11am
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Originally Posted by andreamen1

Id go for 3in increment

I agree with the 3" if you're putting the ball deco round the sides. I happy with a 2" if no major deco. don't go too small on top looks like a funny top hat otherwise icon_smile.gif good luck it's a lovely cake. I'm delivery a topsy turvy on a long journey today v. nervous!!!!

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