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post #1 of 7
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Howdy.

I have a wedding cake for my ex brother-in-law this weekend and the bride asked for a round tiered cake with sunflowers and daisies. Other than that I have free reign.

I planned on just doing a 10", 8", & 6" but I've become quite a bit more comfortable with stacking and fondant covering and what once seemed like a huge project doesn't anymore. The cake even seems a bit small to me?

I have read that a lot of ya'll like to have a three inch ledge but the only pan sizes I have available are the 14, 12, 10, 8, & 6, all 2" in height.

My question, would a double (layer) 14", triple 10", double 6" look okay? I'm ready to step out of my comfort zone. Or should I just add an extra 12" layer to the 10,8,6 for a more sizeable cake? She asked for a three tier but I'm sure she wouldn't mind the extra layer, especially if they want to save the top one for their anniversary. I would like to have a larger ledge to work on also but I'm worried 4 inches may be a bit too much?

I plan on arranging the flowers like the pic but leaving off the dots and adding a ribbon border. I'm still working out having small folds at the bottom edge of the cake when I smooth the fondant, ribbons cover that well for me!

And since I have your attention, my square pans come from Wilton. They do not stack well! The edges of the corners taper out a bit and it takes a lot of work to make the cake square. Is there a "more stackable" brand?

I appreciate all input in advance, thank ya'll kindly. - Brandy
post #2 of 7
Well...the most important question here is...how many guests will be attending the wedding?

I really like the 14-10-6 combination and 12-9-6 combination. It looks nice and in proportion.

View this URL http://cakecentral.com/articles/74/cake-baking-cutting-serving-guide-2-in-deep-pans for how many servings these cake sizes yield.

Hope it helps!
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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
She told me about 100 guests would be attending. Even if they save the 6", add in the groom's cake and either option will feed the guests. (Also having a dessert table).

I don't have a 9" pan or I would definately do the 12",9" & 6". I was just wondering if the 4" ledge would be to much so I'm glad to hear you've seen this done and like it.

Thank you very much.
post #4 of 7
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I attatched a picture but it didn't take. I apologize, I hope this works. She found it on Vibrant Bride.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j156/DaughterRhonda/SunnySunflower.jpg
post #5 of 7
To answer your question about square pans - Magic Line makes the best square pans out there in my (and many others) opinion. Once you use them, you'll be a fan too! Crisp, square lines and corners.
Audrey
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This is a 14", 10" and 6" Globe Pillar/Base construction that I did this weekend. I tried to post the pictures here but it won't let me.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=344881&id=100000317984752&ref=fbx_album
Thanks,

Myra
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Thanks,

Myra
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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Audrey, ty! I found a set of five 2" pans for just under $70.00 at Global Sugar Art. I'm looking forward to trying these out.

Myra, your cake is very nice, I do like those sizes together. Thank for sharing.
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