How Many Cake Layers Do You Think This Is?

Decorating By LoriMc Updated 30 Oct 2012 , 6:39pm by kakeladi

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LoriMc Posted 30 Oct 2012 , 1:37pm
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Someone has asked me to make this cake.  Do you think it's three (2" height) cakes or four?  Also, does anyone know of a servings chart for odd sized cakes like this? I've only seen ones for 2 layers.  Thanks!

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brick_a_brack Posted 30 Oct 2012 , 2:01pm
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I am not sure how tall that is, but it looks like (4) 2" layers to me.  What I would do is when stacking the layers, I would stack (2) 2" layers like you would with a regular cake, then your second set of 2" layers would go on a separate cake board then you could stack them all together.  This will allow you to separate the layers for easier serving.  Make sure to use something to support the layers, like dowel rods and make sure the supports go all the way to the bottom of the base cake. 

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wildflowercakes Posted 30 Oct 2012 , 2:12pm
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Looking at the top tier which looks to be 4" tall and the size of the flowers makes me want to guess its six layers. detective.gif

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LoriMc Posted 30 Oct 2012 , 2:15pm
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Thanks guys.  I think I will go with four, since she doesn't need a whole lot of cake, and I can use my SPS stuff to stack it.  I'll just double the servings for two 6" (2 layers). 

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kakeladi Posted 30 Oct 2012 , 6:39pm
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The answer will depend on how big the tier is.  If it's a 6" round, then 3 layers; if it is a 12" round then probably 4 or even 5 layers.

The bigger around the cake the less tall it will look using the same # of layers.

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