Cake With Diferents Size And Shapes.

Lounge By MariaJ Updated 8 Sep 2013 , 5:49pm by CWR41

MariaJ Posted 3 Sep 2013 , 12:50am
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I need to know how to choose the correct sizes and shapes for a 4 tiers wedding cake,starting with a 14 Inches square and ending a   ?  inches round.  Please help me to choose the best way to create a beautifull wedding cake.

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BatterUpCake Posted 3 Sep 2013 , 12:52am
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generally you need to know how many people the cake is serving.....

MariaJ Posted 3 Sep 2013 , 3:16pm
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The peoples in the wedding are 115

BatterUpCake Posted 3 Sep 2013 , 3:34pm
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Here is a helpful tool to help you figure out which sizes will feed that many people http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

A 14" square feeds 98 people so that would be too much cake ....

MariaJ Posted 3 Sep 2013 , 4:25pm
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Thanks for the information, But another questions when you use same shapes you use 2  or 3 inches between sizes but what?  when you use square and round 

what is the rule to follow? The same or differents.

Thanks one more time

BatterUpCake Posted 3 Sep 2013 , 4:33pm
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I don't do wedding cakes, but I can tell you that there are no rules! get some cake dummies and try different configurations is the best advice I can give. Look at different wedding cakes on google images and see what looks good to you...I'm surprised some of the wedding cake experts haven't replied. https://www.google.com/#q=square+and+round+wedding+cake+pictures

MariaJ Posted 3 Sep 2013 , 4:36pm
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Thanks and God Bless You. I hope one day I can help you.

ddaigle Posted 3 Sep 2013 , 4:43pm
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Maria...you said you need 115 servings.   You already have 98 servings in a 14x14.     When I am incorporating different shapes into one design, (after I know the servings) I get out my pans and start playing to see what looks good on what.   Once you have your design, you can also plug the sizes into this website for your total servings.

 

 http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cakulator.cgi

 

This is a great calculator when you are combining different shapes.   You are going to have WAY more than 115 servings in almost any 4 tier combination.    Another option is making the 14x14 a dummy tier. 

MariaJ Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 12:56am
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Thanks for your help I,m going to use the webside. Gos bless you

AZCouture Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 3:28am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by MariaJ 
 

Thanks for the information, But another questions when you use same shapes you use 2  or 3 inches between sizes but what?  when you use square and round 

what is the rule to follow? The same or differents.

Thanks one more time

 

A square on top of a round needs a 4" difference. For example, if you want to put a square 8" tier on a round tier, you'll need a 12" round. However an 8" round can go on a 10" square just fine.

CWR41 Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 5:49pm
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4" doesn't do it for all sizes (depending on the size, you need anywhere from 1.66 - 7.46 inches larger to prevent overhang)...

 

here are the right angle (diagonal) measurements for squares:
4" 5.66
5" 7.07
6" 8.49
7" 9.9
8" 11.31
9" 12.73
10" 14.14
11" 15.56
12" 16.97
13" 18.38
14" 19.8
15" 21.21
16" 22.63
17" 24.04
18" 25.46

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