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Topic: Making a template for the bottom tiers of this cake?  (Read 744 times)
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« on: March 12, 2012 04:43:24 PM »



Alright, so the royal wedding happened nearly a year ago and the cake has been on my to-do list since then. I've attempted to measure and start the templates for each tier but I cannot figure out how to do the lower ones. The other tiers are just cylindrical. Last time I tried tracing a shape for the lower tier it was lopsided. I used a compass, tiny ruler, tons of tracing paper but I just couldn't get it even on every side. I'm very creative but horrible at math and geometry, Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012 04:52:42 PM »

The bottom looks like four hearts connected at the tip. Why not get a template for a heart, duplicate 4 times and join in the center with a circle for stability? Just a thought.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012 09:18:57 AM »

I agree about finding a heart template of any kind...here are some:
https://www.google.com/images?q=heart+template
And here are various 4-hearts-joined to make the 4-leaf clover configuration:
https://www.google.com/images?q=heart+4-leaf+clover

But you could just do the kindergarten thing to get an evenly bilateral heart by folding a sheet of paper in half the long way, then cutting half-a-heart in any length and width you want leaving the folded edge intact.  When the heart is opened, it will automatically be the exact same on each side.
http://familycrafts.about.com/od/valentineholder/ss/heartpocket_3.htm
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ElIi4mzI8Ug/TEsLlwOwVyI/AAAAAAAAAC0/vAmwKNjYtm0/s1600/heartblockdirections.jpg
or draft a heart:
https://www.google.com/images?q=how+to+draw+a+heart
https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+draw+a+heart

If you want the heart you've cut or drafted to be smaller or larger, just photocopy it then photocopy again after selecting a enlarged or reduced size (if large, may have to use longer paper in the photocopier or tape two pieces together).  Or scan it in to your computer, then use a photoeditor or even Word to reduce or enlarge size, then print out. 
Don't know if you need to make 4 photocopies then actually join them, or just one copy and make 4 of them.
If you want to figure out how large the upper disks should be to allow the hearts to stick out as much as you want, just draw a circle around your heart which touches the 2 humps and point of the heart, and use that for your measurer.

Or something like that!
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