2" Or 3" ?

Decorating By stampinron Updated 29 May 2008 , 4:07am by tlreetz

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stampinron Posted 27 May 2008 , 7:22pm
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I am fairly new to decorating, just doing for family and friends. But I have my first wedding coming up and really would like to continue wedding cakes out of my home.

I feel it is time to invest in quality pans. I only have experience with 2 inch pans and was thinking of going with the 3 inch now. Any advice or personal experience you can share to help me make this decision would be so appreciated.

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diane Posted 27 May 2008 , 7:36pm
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stampinron Posted 27 May 2008 , 8:43pm
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Yes, I know the brands to look for. Just wondering if those that made the switch from 2-3 inch are happier and the cake quality is just as good.

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ericaann79 Posted 27 May 2008 , 9:00pm
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I prefer the 2 inch pans. I like the cakes to be about 4.5 inches when I am complete and if I have any leveling to do I just use a serated knife accross the top of the pan! So much easier. I think 3 inch pans are a little tall myself.

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Cascades Posted 28 May 2008 , 1:27am
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I used to prefer the 2 inch pans, but now I really like the 3". I really like the way the cakes turn out when I use the heating core. They come out really moist yet more uniform and firm. When I tort them they really turn out nice.

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stampinron Posted 29 May 2008 , 3:18am
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Hmmm....I was leaning toward the 3" but now I'm not so sure. Perhaps I should stick with 2" ?

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Michelle104 Posted 29 May 2008 , 3:31am
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Right now I have only one 3 in pan and the rest are 2s. I have to say that the 3 is my most favorite pan and if I had all 3s that would be fine with me!!JMO

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Michelle104 Posted 29 May 2008 , 3:34am
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Right now I have only one 3 in pan and the rest are 2s. I have to say that the 3 is my most favorite pan and if I had all 3s that would be fine with me!!JMO

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Granpam Posted 29 May 2008 , 3:42am
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I rarely use my 3 inch pans. I went back to the 2 inch when the 3 inch cakes were siinking while cooling I couldn't solve the problem so now If I use the 3 inch I only use the amount of batter for a 2 inch cake. I just didn't need the hassle as a hobbyist.

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FromScratch Posted 29 May 2008 , 3:42am
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I prefer the 2" pans. I like to torte so there is 3 layers of filling and 4 layers of cake, so baking in 3" pans would make that harder or I'd still be baking in them like 2" pans anyway. They take up less space too.

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leah_s Posted 29 May 2008 , 3:59am
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I much prefer the 2" pans, for all the reasons stated so far. In fact I gave away my 3" pans.

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tlreetz Posted 29 May 2008 , 4:07am
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2 inch...definitely!! I like 3 layers of cake and 2 layers of torte!

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