Cake Tier Sizes

Decorating By ahbah4709 Updated 21 Mar 2015 , 1:51pm by -K8memphis

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ahbah4709 Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 1:31pm
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Hello, I am making a 4 tier  wedding cake using 14-12-10-8 does the cake look better having the top cake tier TALLER or even the top two tiers TALLER?  I could use a 16 bottom ? What combination look best ? I have 16,14,12,10,9,8,6, I want to make a large 4 teir or 5" cake!

Thank you ALLS!

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-K8memphis Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 1:51pm
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for the prettiest silhouette i think a three inch difference in tiers is best practice -- you would have to trim off some of the cakes an inch like 15x12x9x6

and making the tiers graduate in height from tallest on the bottom to shortest on the top make the most classic look in my opinion so 15x5 then 12x4.5 then 9x4 then 6x3.5

  •  6  x  3.5 
  •  9  x  4 
  • 12 x 4.5 
  • 15 x 5

reason being -- even with this graduation the bottom tier is one third it's height compared to it's width -- the top tier is over half as tall as it's width so it's easy for the bottom tier to look shorter than the top tier -- sometimes i just boost the height of the bottom tier with a layer of foam core iced to look as if it is part of the cake 

you could make any tier or combination taller or shorter -- that'd be your personal preference but yes the top tier or the top two tiers would be great -- 

one other idea is to get some foam dummies and play around with all the various dimension and endless possibilities 

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