How To Make A Cake That's Taller Than You Are

Via Guest of a Guest 

For Victory Club's art filled bash with Paper Fashion over at one of Tribeca's newest luxury buildings, One Hundred Barclay, Stephanie Nass wanted to create a cake that rivaled the height of the skyscraper itself. We know nothing says party like cake. And the bigger the cake? Well, the better the party... 

For you adventurous hosts and overly zealous guests aiming to make a cake that's taller than you are, take a look at Stephanie's five key tips to keep in mind for a towering success.

Photo credit: Noa Griffel for BFA at One Hundred Barclay

Photo credit: Noa Griffel for BFA at One Hundred Barclay

Rule #1: The bottom tier should be as tall as your legs.

Photo credit: Noa Griffel for BFA at One Hundred Barclay

Photo credit: Noa Griffel for BFA at One Hundred Barclay

I love New York Cake for all my baking needs like ginormous cake pans. Our bottom tier was 2 feet wide and 9 inches tall.

RULE #2: Each tier should be two inches smaller in diameter than the one below it.

Photo credit: Noa Griffel for BFA at One Hundred Barclay

Photo credit: Noa Griffel for BFA at One Hundred Barclay

This will make for an even, gradual ascendance to the top.

RULE #4: Each tier should be equal in height.

So it looks consistent, neat, and professional.

RULE #4: Make each tier a different flavor.

Photo credit: Noa Griffel for BFA at One Hundred Barclay

Photo credit: Noa Griffel for BFA at One Hundred Barclay

Need some flavor inspiration? I've got plenty.

RULE #5: Cover with Chefanie Sheets!!!

How much easier is this than making, rolling, and draping fondant? Oh, you know, and then painting it by hand!