Square Wedding Cake Stacked and Tiered

Question: Hi, I am making a square wedding cake, stacked and tiered. It's my first wedding cake and I am doing it for my niece next year.

My idea is to have 16" and 12" square cakes stacked on top of each other. Then pillar an 8" and a 6" for the top.

I have heard that my layers need to be 4" high. Do I achieve this by torting?

I will use cake separator plates too. Do I just put fresh flowers on the cake separator plates? My niece has requested flowers between the 8' and 6" layers.

It is my understanding that this would feed 200 people?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

Answer: Hi, As in the square wedding cake pictured above, you can place the flowers in between the pillars directly on the separator plates. They will stay fresh as is or you can use an oasis soaked in water, which you can get at craft shops. You would then just stick the stems into the oasis. I would use the Oasis method if the pillars are higher, then you can arrange the fresh flowers to add a little height.

Your tiers (each cake) should measure at least 4 to 6 inches high when finished. The cake layers should be around 2 inches high each, the filling or torting around the edges will add an additional inch or so. The final frosting and decorating adds a little more height.

Your sizes are perfect for 200 people.

This post on square wedding cakes question may be of help to you.

Good luck. I'm sure my readers would love to see the results and any advice you can give after your first wedding cake. Congratulations!
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