6 Layer Stack (Cook 6 Cakes Or Torte 2 -8 Inch Cakes?)

Decorating By dbmiller02 Updated 23 Oct 2007 , 6:08pm by idoweddingcookies

dbmiller02 Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 1:36am
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I have a 6 layer cake yellow cake with chocolate frosting requested. From what I have seen this requires very thin slices of cake with the frosting in between each layer. One recipe I found calls for the 6 cakes to be baked individually, but I was wondering about just splitting the 2 cakes into thirds.

Does anyone have experience with this particular type of cake? Any suggestions would be appreciated.



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cakequeen50 Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 6:14am
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You can do it either way, some people don't find it easy to torte the cake into 3 equal, level pieces.

AnythingSugar Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 6:37am
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I make a 16 layer chocolate cake where the layers are very thin. I bake each layer using only a small amount of batter (barely covering the bottom of the pan). I think this is easier than trying to torte the layers several times. I would do whatever I feel more comfortable doing. Good luck on your cake.

DianeLM Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 2:20pm
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If you're making American butter cake - especially from a mix - it is very crumbly and fragile. I think you'd have problems torting it into thirds. I vote for baking 6 separate cakes.

wgoat5 Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 5:41pm
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I'd do 6 individual cakes...seems easier and less breakage icon_smile.gif

Just my 2 cents icon_smile.gif


aswartzw Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 5:52pm
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Just curious, why not bake 3 layers and torte each for 6 layers?

DianeLM Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 5:50pm
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Well, unless the cake is going to be 12 inches tall, torting a thin layer in two pieces will result in the same problem as torting a regular layer into 3. Thin, fragile layers prone to breaking.

dbmiller02 Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 5:51pm
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I wanted to say thank you for all the advice. Based on your feedback, I am thinking that I will bake the 6 separate cakes.


idoweddingcookies Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 6:08pm
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Originally Posted by aswartzw

Just curious, why not bake 3 layers and torte each for 6 layers?

That's exactly what I would do.

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