is 5", 8", and 11" (square, 3"high) a wierd combo for a smaller three tier cake? i don't seem to see this and i am wondering if there is a reason (that i don't want to find out the hard way, lol)? this is my first 3 tier and i would be very happy not to look like i don't have a clue, even if it's true, lol.
I think it is perfect....3" variation in each tier. Go for it!
Sounds fine to me. Don't see what the problem would be.
Sounds good to me too..
There's nothing strange about a 3" difference in fact I think it looks great (3-4" difference are my fav's). The reason your probably not finding pics with this size is because folks may not have those sizes. Most common sizes for 3" difference I have seen are 6/9/12 and so on but this does not mean that they look better. If those sizes suit your needs than go for it.
That combo will look great! Don't worry about it at all!!
thank you everyone!