Cake Size Thoughts?!

Decorating By tiffany0727 Updated 7 Apr 2014 , 1:04pm by tiffany0727

tiffany0727 Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 6:40pm
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Hello everyone!  I want to make this cake for my son's first birthday (


).  What size do you think she uses for her base and the base for the tree's leaves?  They look like 8" pans with the top of the leaves being perhaps a 6".  It is just so hard for me to tell.  Just wanted some other opinions before I start.  I have read her blog, facebook, and youtube page and she hasn't responded to another viewer who had the same question.  Thank you so much!

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tiffany0727 Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 7:57pm
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Here is a screenshot so you don't have to watch

reginaherrin Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 9:06pm
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Looks like a 6" on the bottom (the tree base) and 8" for the top (leaf part).

hmcakery Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 9:11pm
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AI agree, looks like an 8" and a 6" to me too

kakeladi Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 4:06am
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You know, it is *VERY!* deceiving to guess the sizes of a cake - especially a 2 tiered one - just from seeing a pic on the screen. 

I remember some time ago someone posting a pic and asking the same ?.  Of course there were a dozen different answers some way BIG others smaller but as I remember no one guess the real size which was *very* small.

What you need to do is decide how much cake you need/want and go from there.

howsweet Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 4:20am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by kakeladi 
 

You know, it is *VERY!* deceiving to guess the sizes of a cake - especially a 2 tiered one - just from seeing a pic on the screen. 

I remember some time ago someone posting a pic and asking the same ?.  Of course there were a dozen different answers some way BIG others smaller but as I remember no one guess the real size which was *very* small.

What you need to do is decide how much cake you need/want and go from there.


This is so true.

enga Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 5:52am
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Well if you have ever used a Wilton's twist n turn, it's about 12 inches in diameter and the top tier was about 4 inches smaller than the turntable, she also measured the bark for the tree 4 inches by 20 inches. A 6" cake is 19 inches around, so I think it's safe to say that both reginaherrin and hmcakery were right.

LizzieAylett Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 9:01am
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It really depends how big a cake you want - then you can scale it from there. 

tiffany0727 Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 1:04pm
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AWe are having a small party of close family and a few friends. A 6" and 8" cake is plenty. Thanks for the help everyone. :)

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