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Wedding Cake Tiers - How tall?

post #1 of 12
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I'm doing my first wedding cake for Saturday. It needs to feed 150 people. I can't decide how tall the tiers should be. Some of the cakes I see now the bottom tier seems very tall - I know the minimum should be 4" but is that right? Please help!!!
post #2 of 12
Some of the modern cakes do have different heights for the tiers but 4 inches is a really good standard.
post #3 of 12
Yep. Mine are generally 4 to 5 inches tall, but never under 4". It looks cool when some tiers are taller, whether it's a towering top tier, or a tall middle tier, it all looks good!
post #4 of 12
Good question! I have noticed that more wedding cake tiers are 6" tall! Am I seeing things? Or is this a new trend?
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post #5 of 12
If I want extra height, I use 1/2 foam core for my tiers, or even add another thinner layer to give the cake tier extra height. But when it's cut and served, it's still only around 4 to 4.5 inches tall. But looks dang dramatic when the cake is assembled.
post #6 of 12
{{{OFF TOPIC}}} Dana, I love that cupcake in your picture! How do you get that kind of frosting? Is it cream cheese? How is it applied? Sorry for hijacking the thread icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #7 of 12
Yeah, that is a super cute cupcake!
post #8 of 12
As everyone else has mentioned the industry standard is 4" for each tier. Keep in mind that if the tiers are much larger (ie 6") you will need to make sure that your dessert plates will be large enough to accomodate the slices of cake.
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by xstitcher

As everyone else has mentioned the industry standard is 4" for each tier. Keep in mind that if the tiers are much larger (ie 6") you will need to make sure that your dessert plates will be large enough to accomodate the slices of cake.



And don't forget to charge 50% more per serving because your servings will be 50% larger.
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by SugarFrosted

Quote:
Originally Posted by xstitcher

As everyone else has mentioned the industry standard is 4" for each tier. Keep in mind that if the tiers are much larger (ie 6") you will need to make sure that your dessert plates will be large enough to accomodate the slices of cake.



And don't forget to charge 50% more per serving because your servings will be 50% larger.


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post #11 of 12

Hello!

 

Im new to this and a little confused! I get that each tier should be 4" tall and it looks fab as I made a four tier chocolate sponge wedding cake which I baked in two 2" pans however if a customer would like fruit cake and sponge cake, how do I bake the fruit cake to 4" tall? The sponge is baked in two pans then stuck together with buttercream to make 4" but fruit cake isn't stuck together or cut. Do I need to buy a deeper / special pan ?

 

Thanks to anyone for their suggestion !! Much appreciated! = )

post #12 of 12
Hi mini, theres an Alan Silverwood multi tin thats 4inches deep and believe me its a deep ones, about £29to buy and you can but deviders also.
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