How many cake mixes do you use for a 16"round cake pan? And, do you all bake seperately for double layer or do you cut the cake in half?
I use 3 mixes for that pan.
My pans are 2" in height, so I make two-layer cakes, to get the 4" tall cake that is pretty standard for wedding tier heights. If you're using 3" cakes or making a birthday cake, then the choice is yours.
Wilton cake preparation and servings charts:
(Give batter requirements by pan size, recommended baking temps. and times, as well as servings (either wedding or party):
Wilton (tiered) cake baking & decorating help links:
(Everything from baking the cake to decorating with b/c or fondant.)
The WASC cake recipe (using DH white cake mix) yields a tad over 14 cups:
If using straight cake mix, at least 3 mixes would be required per 16" layer.
(For a layer cake, two layers are necessary.) Personal preference dictates if you wish to torte the two layers to provide more or different fillings.
I always use the bake-even strips, and add inverted flower nails in cake pans over 10".