AHi all. I have a lady after this cake. Just trying to guess the sizes of the tiers. To me it looks like a 4", 6" and 8". But the height is what I'm questioning.....does the bottom look like a double 8"?? (20cm high?) Or do they all look the same? Any opinions would be appreciated! Thanks[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2889797/width/200/height/400[/IMG]
Photo looks almost like it was done with a fisheye lens, distorting the image. The bottom tier is probably at least 5" inches tall, but the differences between sizes looks to be at least 3 inches. I want to say a 4-7-10, but that just doesn't look like a 10" bottom tier. It could be a 4-6-8, and the decorations on the edges push that ledge out making it look like there's a great difference than 2". Cool cake.
I vote for the 8 - 6 - 4, based on the cake stand it's on. Looks like a 12" stand. The base cake is definitely a 5 or 6" (I think a 6") because there's quite a difference between the base cake height and the others. Either that or the base cake is a 5 with the other two being 3" each.
AThanks guys. Think I'll go a 4, 6 and 8, making the base 6" high and the others 4" Follow on q though? Do I need to a support board / dowels in the bottom tier ? I've always put supports in between a dbl height(8") tier. And if so, would I support half way through, meaning the slice would be 3" tall when cut?? Thanks!
you are right on the brink
you probably don't need to use a board but make sure construction is extra careful extra exact
an idea would be to use an 8" dummy 1 or 2 inches tall under the very bottom and ice it all as if it were the 8"--then you for sure are good
if you do use a board for the 6 inch tall 8" cake--then you've doubled your servings for that tier--i'd place the board halfway up
I don't bother for 6", but if you're unsure, I guess it wouldn't hurt.
If I was making this, I'd do 6" on bottom and 5" for the rest. :)
AThank you all!! I love the advice and help you get on this site!