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asked November 17th 2018

A “grand” cake

Hi Paul,

This year I have had the opportunity to make several 5 tier cakes for weddings. I believe on one of the courses I purchased I believe you indicated that a faux cake can be added to a tier to give that grand look. In reviewing my classes I didn’t see it so am asking the question.

I bake in 2” pans and torte the layers and add about 1/4 cup filling then ice. Most of my orders are buttercream but have done a few fondant covered cakes.

Am I correct that a dummy cake, maybe 1” or 2” could be added to a tier? I know this would have to be agreed upon with the bride but would like to practice. My largest order has been for 250 servings.

Any recommendations is appreciated.

Stacy

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Hi Stacy

The depth of a faux tier depends on the look you want to create. It also depends on the height of the other cakes.

You can mix up the tiers by say having a 2" tall base tier and have on it a 4" deep cake tier. You can also have a 3" cake to sit on a 3" dummy to give the illusion of a double barrel cake. There so many different combinations now. No one seems to stick to traditional tiers. Browse through the wedding cake section of the site via this link:

https://www.cakeflix.com/course-category/wedding-styles?page_from=1&page_to=5

I'm sure you will see something to get you inspired. 🙂

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Thank you for the response. To confirm I think I would put the styrofoam between cardboard round and then stack cake tier on it. Is that correct?

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Yes correct, you have to board it in exactly the same way as a real cake. 🙂

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