How Many Cake Mixes

Decorating By lisa78332 Updated 18 Mar 2008 , 3:39am by JanH

lisa78332 Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 3:04am
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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?

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indydebi Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 3:35am
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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.

JanH Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 3:39am
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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):

http://www.wilton.com/cake/cakeprep/baking/times/index.cfm

Wilton (tiered) cake baking & decorating help links:
(Everything from baking the cake to decorating with b/c or fondant.)

http://www.wilton.com/wedding/makecake/index.cfm

The WASC cake recipe (using DH white cake mix) yields a tad over 14 cups:

http://tinyurl.com/2cu8s4

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".

HTH

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