I'm new to joining, although I have been an active lurker for a couple of years. I adore cake making (when I get time) and would love nothing more than to have more time to get in to it. I have only made a couple of fondant cakes, and they turned out fantastic.... I am super super impressed by all your creations.
However, this time I think I've made a boo-boo.
My daughter's 13th is next weekend, and I am making her a Twilight-themed cake, 2 tiers.
I am combining 2 ideas, inspiration from 2 cakes I found on google images (and a huge credit to the creators);
This is what I've drawn up, and would love to achieve;
And this is my dilemma;
I bought a 12" cake tin, thinking it didn't look that big in the shop, and that it would be perfect for the bottom layer.
Only after having it home for a couple of days, I've realised how ridiculously big it is, and am wondering if my cake is just going to look totally stupid because of it.
I am putting an 8" (finished) layer on top.... can anyone please settle my nerves and tell me that my massive bottom layer WON'T look that ridiculous? I don't have the money to invest in new sized tins, so I'm kinda hanging on to hope that someone out there has made a 12" bottom with an 8" top and it's not looked so silly.
I know it's going to feed an army, that part I can live with - because I have a whole office that will gladly eat the remains... it's just the very large bottom layer that I'm worried about.
I do have a 9" spring form pan that I could use (if it must come to that).... but I'd have to carve that 8" cake back (just a little!) huh?
Anyhow, I'll stop ranting and raving and wait for some of you lovely people to come to my rescue... meanwhile, Rapunzel lets down her hair :)