My First Wedding Cake!!

Decorating By ginaryder Updated 17 Jul 2014 , 2:26am by Apti

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ginaryder Posted 15 Jul 2014 , 11:51am
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AHi everyone :D Just looking for some advice please, I'm doing my first wedding cake in a couple of weeks and I'm wondering if a 10 inch and an 8 inch would look odd together?? I don't have a 12 inch pan and I think a 6inch would be too small on a 10 inch?? I would really appreciate it if anyone has any advice?? I'm doing bottom tier vanilla sponge and lemon sponge top tier.

Thank you :) Gina

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lovinspoonfull Posted 16 Jul 2014 , 8:31pm
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A 7" would look better IMO, but a 6" would look fine too. I wish I knew of a site where you could look at the differences, but maybe someone does and they will answer! 

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AZCouture Posted 16 Jul 2014 , 9:02pm
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AYeah an eight will look weird, but I can't stand using anything bigger than a 5 for a top tier, preferring a four.

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AZCouture Posted 16 Jul 2014 , 9:04pm
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AAnd it really comes down to what is going on top of the cake too. If it will have a topper, and it's huge, then it will balance out the huge top tier. I rarely have to use a topper thankfully, so I use small top tiers.

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 16 Jul 2014 , 9:18pm
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And regarding toppers, you definitely need to know how much weight you're going to be supporting. Many years ago, at my late aunt's second wedding, she insisted on a ceramic Precious MomentsTM topper (that may or may not have been intended for the purpose), and the cake couldn't support its weight. (As I recall, it slid off, making a mess of the cake.)

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Apti Posted 17 Jul 2014 , 2:26am
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Here are some examples of 10/6 and 10/8 look.   Scroll through both pages and you will see different examples.

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