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Debbie Brown Baby Cake - Pan size !!!

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Hi there,

This is my very first message here...

I am willing to make a baby shower cake from Debbie Brown┬Ęs newest book. This one (pls see link)

http://www.google.ch/imgres?q=debbie+brown+baby+cakes&um=1&hl=de&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbnid=RsgdKdscUOrRFM:&imgrefurl=http://www.personalicecakes.co.uk/p91153/Baby-Cakes/c0-13412-13412&docid=m4kH94UEP0knMM&imgurl=http://www.touristinformationcentres.net/webshop/images/webshop/349/product/large/Baby-Cakes42.jpg&w=443&h=600&ei=sMtxUM-pBK_74QSQ4YGgDg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1067&vpy=258&dur=584&hovh=261&hovw=193&tx=86&ty=148&sig=112649775136591245245&page=1&tbnh=140&tbnw=103&start=0&ndsp=56&ved=1t:429,r:18,s:0,i:126&biw=1887&bih=933

She used 2 x 15cm (6inches) , each 8cm (3 inches) depth for the bottom tier and one 10cm (4 inches), 8cm (3 inches) depth

I would like to use bigger pans, like 2 x 24cm (10 inches) for the bottom tier and one 15 cm (6 inches) for the top tier, due to the number of guests.

DO you think my cake will be out of proportion ? ? I am afraid it will look too big, too wide (specially the bottom tier) considering the delicate lines - body / washing lines of this cake.

Thank you very much !

Andrea
post #2 of 4
Take a bunch of styrofoam dummies and build up your size. You will NOT necessarily match the serving count perfectly.

You should also consider using odd sizes like 7", 9", 11", 13" to come closer to the desired serving count.

We can't tell you what "looks right" that's up to you.
post #3 of 4
You may need to go taller with your 10" cake. As the cake is wider, visually the cake won't look like it has the depth. You may need to make 3 x 10" x 3" instead of the 2 x 8" x 3".
I wouldn't put a 6" with a 10", there will be too much of a difference in size. Do an 8" or a 7" will work fine.
If you need to see how this looks, just stack your cake pans, you will then be able to see how this looks visually. You could always put your cake pans on something to give you the height, then you get the overall vision of how your cake will look.
post #4 of 4
Are you sure those are round cakes in the photo? Looks like oval cakes on an oval board, to me.

A 4" difference in size won't look bad--it just won't look exactly like the photo. As long as you're doing the same height as in the photo, you'll achieve the same basic look.
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