What Size Cake Tiers?

Baking By rachamberlain Updated 7 Apr 2015 , 5:55pm by rachamberlain

rachamberlain Posted 7 Apr 2015 , 4:18pm
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What size do you think these cake tiers are?



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rachamberlain Posted 7 Apr 2015 , 4:19pm
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Sorry...guess the picture didn't work...let me try again...

-K8memphis Posted 7 Apr 2015 , 4:21pm
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a link will work and if you post to the gallery i've heard that you can copy & paste

rachamberlain Posted 7 Apr 2015 , 4:22pm
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Sorry...guess the picture didn't work...here is a link


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/425097652304211353/

rachamberlain Posted 7 Apr 2015 , 4:23pm
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Thank you K8memphis!

-K8memphis Posted 7 Apr 2015 , 4:28pm
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i'm gonna guess 12x9x6 -- at least 3 inches between tier sizes

rachamberlain Posted 7 Apr 2015 , 4:39pm
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Thank you again K8memphis! I was kind of thinking the same thing.

Another question if you don't mind; would you use a toothpick to make the birch bark marks a initials carving or something else?

-K8memphis Posted 7 Apr 2015 , 5:12pm
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sure -- i think i would first try a sharpened 1/4 inch dowel that the point was blunted out on -- it looks like a bit bigger mark than a toothpick -- or maybe a skewer -- i think a shishkabob skewer would work good too - or even the side of a fork tine --

i'm not sure how i truly feel about barbed wire on a wedding cake but it certainly was done well -- beautiful cake -- 

rachamberlain Posted 7 Apr 2015 , 5:21pm
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Haha! Well, actually the bride didn't like the barbed wire either...but yes, they did it tastefully!


This is going to be a personal cake for the bride and groom, and she wanted it to look almost exactly like the picture. Since it is kind of big though, I was thinking of suggesting smaller size tiers. If I made it 10", 7", and 4", do you think the top tier would look too small and funny?

-K8memphis Posted 7 Apr 2015 , 5:47pm
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so long as she knows it will be a petite cake i think it will be awesome but she probably does because you say it is a 'personal' cake -- are you doing the figurine on top?

margaret braun in her book cake walk routinely makes 4" top tiers that are 4" tall she even has a 2" tier that is 4" tall on page 124 in her 'all about the bows' cake -- you're in good company --

and fwiw i've never seen barbed wire that wasn't rusty :)

rachamberlain Posted 7 Apr 2015 , 5:55pm
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Thank you SO much for all your help K8memphis! I feel more prepared now!

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