Top Tier???

Decorating By Addictive_desserts Updated 1 Jul 2012 , 3:45pm by bluedaisies

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Addictive_desserts Posted 1 Jul 2012 , 7:01am
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Very quick question,
What is the smallest top tier size would you go??

I'm doing a wedding cake for 200, They want square. What would look the best? I know what each cake yields but what size difference between each tier is what I'm after also!

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CWR41 Posted 1 Jul 2012 , 2:56pm
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6" is typical.

I prefer 4" difference between tier sizes, when possible.

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leah_s Posted 1 Jul 2012 , 3:27pm
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6" is traditional for the top tier. It's what commercial toppers are sized for and what the florist will expect if they're the ones doing a topper.

For round tiers I love the look of a 3" difference; for squares, I think a 4" difference looks best.

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bluedaisies Posted 1 Jul 2012 , 3:45pm
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Mine usually end up as 2" difference and look fine. I've done both 6" and 4" top tiers that look fine. Of course I was the one making the toppers if there was one. So if they're having a florist do it, either somehow coordinate that or go with a 6". That's what I would do anyway.

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