Can I Stack A Real Cake On A Dummy Cake?

Decorating By flourxxchildxx Updated 3 Jan 2013 , 5:02pm by flourxxchildxx

flourxxchildxx Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 4:25pm
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AI have a woman who wants her daughters wedding cake to be large, she needs to feed 150 people but wants a 4 tiered cake, ( the bottom tier being and 16" round). my question is, can I make the bottom 16" tier a dummy, and stack the 14, 12, and 10" cakes on top of that one?

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 4:33pm
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What possible reason could there be to stop you from doing so, so long as the dummy is capable of supporting the weight?

-K8memphis Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 4:37pm
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because she's never done it before and she needed assurance


rookie question

Annabakescakes Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 4:38pm
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AA 10" on top would be CRAZY looking, unless you have some sort of crazy topper to put on it. It is better than a dinner plate. And, that is 170 servings, or so. You could do a 6,8,10,12 for 130 servings. All CAKE.

Relznik Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 4:57pm
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Yes, it can be done, but I agree with previous post about how it would look.


The biggest top tier I will do is 6", or 7" if there's a decent topper to go on it.


Only once I did an 8" top tier (when I was fairly new at it) and it looked really wrong - like I'd forgotten to put a cake on!


Good luck with your cake, though. :D


Suzanne x

flourxxchildxx Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 5:02pm
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Athank you, I'm glad you told me about the top maybe looking awkward , ill definitely consider that and recalculate my options

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