What Is The Right Size Cake / Tier Ratio?

Decorating By rvonderfecht Updated 2 Apr 2012 , 2:53pm by TexasSugar

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rvonderfecht Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 7:02am
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Ok dumb question: when doing a tiered cake what are the right cake sizes? With a round cake as an example are the sizes 2in differences, like 10/8/6, or more like 4in differences, like 12/8/4? Appreciate any input. Thanks

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Evoir Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 7:17am
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I do 3" differences and 2" differences. It all depends on the "look" you are going for, and that is both a client and personal preference. You must take into account serving portion sizes and numbers, plus the height of the tiers you bake to create the ideal aesthetic.

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rvonderfecht Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 10:47pm
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Thanks for the feed back! I've always done 2in, but I'm not sure that's what I like. So I think I will try 3in this time around!

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TexasSugar Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 2:53pm
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3 and 4 inches are good if you need to put something on the top edges of the cake.

2 inches works for cakes as well, and looks really good for some designs.

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