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Thank you for the quick reply and you input.  It is so appreciated.  :)

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wow -- good that you already have that worked out

22 is so very very big --what are they thinking?

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K8memphis, I convinced them to add the 18" and end with a 20", I really think it will look a lot better. Thank you icon_wink.gif
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I would use Royal icing....but buttercream would be good to. 
Are you going to have a center pole or dowel???
For such a big cake...i would use one (even if it's almost all fake cake). Just a small dowel to make sure everything stays in place during delivery.

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lesucrefour, what kind of center pole would you suggest? Do you thing PVC and a flange will work? Thanks in advance!
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me too--awesome! way to go

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I also use shortening rubbed on the dummy cakes for the fondant to adhere....works great! Beautiful cake! Can I ask how do you charge for some tiers to be fake? Do you have the client return to you after the event?  I am considering offering but don't have a clue how to go about it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thank you!

Hi kjgm, for this cake I'm doing 8", 10", 12", 14",16", 18", and 20" from which only 8" and 16" will be real cake WASC with vanilla buttercream. I'm charging them around $700 and it will not be returned to me. Like we said before, I know am not charging them enough so I have to consider that for next time. It was hard to get a reference or calculate the price. I found some prices for Chicago (about 50 minutes from me) but I'm in Indiana and everything is cheaper here. I hope this helps icon_smile.gif
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It does...thank you so much! And good luck!  :)

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lesucrefour, what kind of center pole would you suggest? Do you thing PVC and a flange will work? Thanks in advance!

I would just use a wood dowel...you can find some at home depot...they are a lot more tall then the ones we normaly get for tiers. You don't need anything much bigger or solid...it's just to make sure everything stays in place. And your cake won't be heavy (since it's mostly dummy) just a small dowel will do the job. 

I would use a drill to make the holes in the dummy and then start putting fondant on it. It might be hard to just try to put the dowel at the end if there's no holes in them.

 

Hope this helps

Sandra

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I'm curious as to why you would do the 8" and the 16" in real cake, and not the 8,10,12? It is close to the same amount of servings, and would be easier to serve, since they won't have to pull the 10 and 12, and 14's off and find a place to put them, with the bottoms all sloppy, and big and awkward. Also, an 8" is a lot of space on top...a 6" is less awkward looking. According to my chart, a 16 and 8 is 124 servings. An 8,10,12 would be 118. Add the 6, and it is 130 servings. So, it is more prep and more baking, but the same amount of cake, 6 more or 6 servings less.
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post #24 of 24

anna--it's true that the 8" has more surface but to me a smaller cake can sometimes look pin headed on the top of such a large bottomed cake--it can --it doesn't have to

 

i think that the decorating can absorb any kind of perspective issues either way

 

i prefer an 8 on top of a cake as large as this one is -- just my perception

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