I know this is an old post, but hoping someone across the ditch can help me out. I am making a three tier fruitcake for my sons wedding later in the year. The bride has said she wants it as a stacked cake with cascading roses. I have no problem with that, but have just realised that of course most fruit cakes are only 3" high. A three tiered stacked cake will only e about 10" high, so with cascading roses would look ridiculous. There are only 80 guests, so was going to do 6:8:10. Any suggestions. I have this awful feeling of them walking into the reception and seeing this patheticly small cake at the other end of the hall. . Wish she wanted a "more American" type cake look with lovely tall tiers. . Wonders to myself if I make 4 tiers, larger bottom tier and then take home one for Christmas?
Maybe you could ask her if she would be OK with a dummy tier on the bottom?