Cake Tier Sizes?

Decorating By cara1982 Updated 14 Aug 2015 , 6:24pm by -K8memphis

cara1982 Posted 14 Aug 2015 , 2:54pm
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It's really hard to tell, but would anyone be able to guess the size of these tiers, or at least the size difference between the tiers?! 

I have to make a 5 tier version next month and not sure I'll be able to get the largest size in my oven! 

Many help is really appreciated



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-K8memphis Posted 14 Aug 2015 , 4:30pm
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i'd say the difference is from bottom to top 3", 2", 3' -- the bottom tier is three inches bigger than the next tier, then that one is 2" bigger, then the next one is 3" bigger than top tier --

for example a 12 x 9 x 7 x 4

-K8memphis Posted 14 Aug 2015 , 4:41pm
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for a 5 tier you could do a 14 x 12 x 9 x 7 x 4 -- so that's a 2', 3', 2', 3' difference between tiers unless you wanna go with a 3", 2", 3" 2"  difference it'd be ughh,  13 x 10 x 8 x 5 x 3"  kinda small top tier margaret braun does it somehow -- but a better thing would be 14 x 11 x 9 x 6 x 4

but i mean this is a negligible nearly non-existent difference to the 99.9% of brides  -- usually cakes like this are produced per serving -- if a cake is designed to match a silhouette it's usually a more dramatic design kwim

costumeczar Posted 14 Aug 2015 , 4:41pm
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How many servings does the cake you're making need to be? That will determine the tier sizes.

-K8memphis Posted 14 Aug 2015 , 4:43pm
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so will a 14 fit in your oven? you could always bake eight 7" cakes and put them all together four on the bottom four on top to make the second layer (i mean torte if you want of course)  and sandwich them all together with icing

cara1982 Posted 14 Aug 2015 , 5:52pm
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The bride likes the cake, so isn't too bothered about the portions. It's more about the look of the cake. 

I will use dummies if I end up with more servings than needed!

cara1982 Posted 14 Aug 2015 , 6:07pm
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Those piped tiers seem deeper than the others too... 

She only wants 100 portions, but a 5 tier cake...

so a 4/7/9/12 would give me 100ish portions?! Then I could do a 14 inch dummy.

fantastic. Thanks for your help!!

-K8memphis Posted 14 Aug 2015 , 6:24pm
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cool -- you're welcome -- love to see a picture -- no pressure -- best to you

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