Wedding Cake Tiers - How Tall?

Baking By CoinUK Updated 26 Apr 2015 , 6:58pm by CoinUK

CoinUK Posted 26 Apr 2015 , 3:52pm
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Just a quick question today.

For the 3 tier wedding cake I'm making, how high should each tier be? Is there a generally accepted size or is it a personal preference?

Are we looking at 3 inch? 4? 5?

Any suggestions?

2 replies
Frank68 Posted 26 Apr 2015 , 4:02pm
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Hi CoinUK, I recently switched from 4" standard size tiers to 5", at least for formal cakes (weddings, communions, etc). It just looks that much more professional.  I had my two tier cake in the restaurant displayed not too far from someone else's three tier with 4" height and it made it that much more appreciable.  I've also made 6 inch, but at that point it really doesn't fit properly on a standard dessert plate and you have to split your tier, so that's usually more work than I'm willing to do. 

It also looks nice if you alternate some sizes in your design, like 5", 4", 5" etc. 

Good luck,


CoinUK Posted 26 Apr 2015 , 6:58pm
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That's great thank you! 

Most of my cakes tend to come in at about 203 inches which feels too small for a wedding cake. Now I just have to find a recipe that specifies height as well as width :D

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