Cake Ratio

Decorating By ThorntonCakes Updated 23 Dec 2012 , 11:39pm by costumeczar

ThorntonCakes Posted 23 Dec 2012 , 11:01am
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AIm wondering what everyone feels is a good cake ratio, meaning if i have an 8 inch tier on the bottom what would you personally put next? 7? 6? 5? etc wondering how you guys look at it. I generally will keep a 2 inch comfort. Meaning if I have 8 inch on the bottom the next will be 6 for the middle and so on. Any thoughts? Just curious how everyone else looks at it.

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ThorntonCakes Posted 23 Dec 2012 , 11:05am
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AI do understand with customer needs for certain servings or designs it could very to a untraditional look or sizing. Im wondering what you personally feel looks good.

DianeLM Posted 23 Dec 2012 , 1:38pm
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A lot depends on the cake design.  Generally speaking, I prefer 3-4 inches difference in tier size, especially if the cake is only two or three tiers.

-K8memphis Posted 23 Dec 2012 , 2:29pm
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Just for the sake of the silhouette I think it's very important to have the odd sized cake pans. 15, 13, 11, 9, 7, 5 round and square. I think I like 3 inches best but depends on style and needs as you say.

leah_s Posted 23 Dec 2012 , 2:36pm
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I also like 3" differences, but I only use rounds.  I found when doing wedding cakes that 6/9/12/15 was one of my most popular order sizes.

ThorntonCakes Posted 23 Dec 2012 , 5:08pm
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AThank you for your imput! Always interesting hearing how others do things! :D

costumeczar Posted 23 Dec 2012 , 11:39pm
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I do  lot of 2" differences, but it depends on how many servings the client needs.

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