16,12, And 8 Inch Tiered Cake...

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skyy815 Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 2:06am
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does anyone have a pic of a 16, 12, and 8 inch tiered cake? I know I shouldn't be worried but I'd like to kinda see what it would look like put together. Is there gonna be too much space? sorry if a dumb question but I tried to google it and it didn't pull anything up.  thanks!

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AZCouture Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 2:26am
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ANot a dumb question, but in my opinion, yeah, that's a lot of space. I personally don't use a top tier any larger than a six, preferring a five or better yet, a four.

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SimplyCakesNMore Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 3:08am
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That is a lot of space so you'd need a large topper.  You can go to www.bakingit.com and preview what it would look like there.  I personally agree with AZCouture and wouldn't want to use anything bigger than a 6" as a top tier.

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lcubed83 Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 2:48pm
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The groom's grandfather made cakes for 40 years, but is unable to anymore.  His grandmother asked me a year ago if I would make their cake.  This couple (the grandparents) have been my mentors and role models for 25 years- how could I not accept the challenge!  16-12-8 fondant covered with fondant/gumpaste frills.  Handmade gumpaste flowers.


This is a cake I made in June.  With all the ruffles, I didn't go overboard with the topper.  16-12-8

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-K8memphis Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 3:35pm
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and in all actually it's probably closer to a 17x13x9 due to the ruffling -- it's not only perfectly proportioned it's stunning -- done right --


i used to work with a guy who would not do smaller than a 6 on top because they looked like glorified cupcakes to him -- and truth to tell on a very large cake tiny top tiers can give a pin headed look if you're not careful --


but either way -- large/small tiers on top -- so long as it's proportioned* and decorated right you got it --*unless being out of proportion is the point like upside down cakes, etc. -- there's no wrong way -- there's wrong cakes but to quote tim gunn 'making it work' is what makes a great decorator

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