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Hi all. I have a lady after this cake. Just trying to guess the sizes of the tiers. To me it looks like a 4", 6" and 8". But the height is what I'm questioning.....does the bottom look like a double 8"?? (20cm high?) Or do they all look the same? Any opinions would be appreciated! Thanks
post #2 of 8

Photo looks almost like it was done with a fisheye lens, distorting the image. The bottom tier is probably at least 5" inches tall, but the differences between sizes looks to be at least 3 inches. I want to say a 4-7-10, but that just doesn't look like a 10" bottom tier. It could be a 4-6-8, and the decorations on the edges push that ledge out  making it look like there's a great difference than 2". Cool cake.

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post #3 of 8

I vote for the 8 - 6 - 4, based on the cake stand it's on.  Looks like a 12" stand.  The base cake is definitely a 5 or 6" (I think a 6") because there's quite a difference between the base cake height and the others.  Either that or the base cake is a 5 with the other two being  3" each.

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Thanks guys. Think I'll go a 4, 6 and 8, making the base 6" high and the others 4"
Follow on q though? Do I need to a support board / dowels in the bottom tier ? I've always put supports in between a dbl height(8") tier. And if so, would I support half way through, meaning the slice would be 3" tall when cut?? Thanks!
post #5 of 8

you are right on the brink

 

you probably don't need to use a board but make sure construction is extra careful extra exact

 

an idea would be to use an 8" dummy  1 or 2 inches tall under the very bottom and ice it all as if it were the 8"--then you for sure are good

 

if you do use a board for the 6 inch tall 8" cake--then you've doubled your servings for that tier--i'd place the board halfway up

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post #6 of 8

I don't bother for 6", but if you're unsure, I guess it wouldn't hurt.

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post #7 of 8

If I was making this, I'd do 6" on bottom and 5" for the rest. :)

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Thank you all!! I love the advice and help you get on this site!
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