Just wondering what you guys think. I usually keep a 4 inch difference in my layers. But I'm doing a cake that to get the amount of servings I need (without using a 16 inch pan) I need to do them with only a 2 inch difference. Do you think this looks as good?
A two nch difference between tiers is the current "hot " look. At least it is in wedding world.
I agreee w/you that 4" looks best but as leahs said 2" is acceptable.
I prefer 4" diff, but do 2" diff's all the time. Just to give you some visuals:
Here's a 6/8/10/12/14 cake: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1280057
Here's a 6/10/12/16 (mixes the 2" and the 4" spacing): http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1238098
Thanks so much for the advice. Beautiful cakes indydebi...
It's all personal. I prefer 3" difference in my cakes but will do what it needs to get the correct servings.
If you can, it's always a good idea to "build" the cake with your pans or dummies so you can see just what the final will look like.
Some like more of a ledge, some less.