Constructing A Tapered Cake

Decorating By mom2twogrlz Updated 12 Jun 2012 , 7:06pm by DianeLM

mom2twogrlz Posted 12 Jun 2012 , 5:40pm
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I am making a taped cake for my friend's bridal shower and have a few questions about construction. I have done it once before, but it was years ago, and I have no idea how I did it, or if I did it right (I had just started making big cakes and just winged it).

Do you guys use three layers, resulting in a 6 inch high cake, or 2 layers, making it 4 inches high? And do you taper in 2 inches or 1 inch toward the bottom?

I am wondering because I need to order a cake dummy for the bottom, because we only need 20 servings, but need 3 tiers for the desired design. I don't want to have it made into the wrong size, I won't be able to get a new one if I order it wrong.


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mom2twogrlz Posted 12 Jun 2012 , 6:30pm
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Anyone??? Bump.....

DianeLM Posted 12 Jun 2012 , 7:06pm
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I usually do two 2-inch layers with a difference of 2 inches from top to bottom.


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