Originally Posted by Jessmar
Oh I think I understand now, after reading it again - you mean for example, the top tier (the 8" square cake) should be 3-4 inches high once the layers of that cake are stacked and filled? Please correct me if I'm wrong... you can tell this is my first 3-tier cake, since I have so many questions!
Yes, tiers are usually approx 4" high. I say approximate because I make the top tier (smallest tier) 1/4" shorter than the middle tier, and the bottom tier 1/4" taller than middle. This is to "deceive" the eyes into thinking all tiers are same height (smallest tier tends to look tallest compared to others, if not done this way).