I'm sure this question has been asked but the forum search doesn't seem to be working so I apologize!
I'm just wondering what heights of cake dummies you all use for displays. I just ordered some 4" high rounds (various sizes) but the square only came in 3". I'm doing my first show table at a Hospice fundraiser and I'd like to do some nice display cakes.
I'm getting into wedding cakes this season and I'd like a couple displays to be appropriate wedding cake size. What tier heights are most traditional cakes made up of? I feel like 3" is too short but 6" is too tall. Am I wrong? Also, am I putting too much into this? Would it look okay to have a display cake made up of 3" tiers since it is just that, a display?
Thanks in advance!
If all of your tiers are 3", then it will look great. When they are all stacked up, the overall height is what matters for the correct looking proportions. If you also do a cake that you cut into for tastings, you will want it to be similar height, or people will wonder they are different. Most people in the general public don't realize that the displays cakes are foam.
Thanks a bunch!
Where did you get them?
IMO - I think it would look funny to have rounds tiers that were 4" high over here, then over there you have square tiers that were 3" high. Uniformity would look better.
I've order squares, rounds, and ovals from www.taylorfoam.com
Check them out if you still want to order some.
Marci is right ... as long as they are proportional, you'll be ok.
Did you order the wrong size or did they ship the wrong size? Just be sure you got what you paid for.
All they had in the squares was a 3" high. The 4" rounds are a new product for them. They're not very expensive so I ordered both to see what I liked. I just worry that a 3" tier will look squat. I thought I could add another dummy to make a couple 6" tiers or some foam core to make them 4". Thoughts?
Oh and thanks for the link jammjenks--I'll check it out.
I think 3" is just fine, as long as all the tiers are the same. there is also a tren of using diferent sizes, but really different like a 4" the a 2" and a 6"...
Wow indydebi! That's a great site, thanks!