I am making a wedding cake shortly and i was wondering how deep should the cake be - i usually just cover what ever comes out of the cake tin but this one will need to be perfect so is there a standard that most people follow. eg 3 / 4 inches?
Typically, I believe each tier is 6". Bake two 3" and fill or 3 2" anfd fill. HTH
OH! and if I am misinformed PLEASE someone let me know! lol
I usually aim for 4" high cakes
My cakes are usually 4 1/2 - 4 3/4" tall I use two 2" tall cakes (exactly two inches tall b/c I trim off the top of my cake pan) then with filling and icing I get an extra 1/2-3/4" of height
There is no standard. (just like there is no standard for 1/4, 1/2, and full sheet cakes) Some people do 3" some do 4 and some to 6. Just make sure your customer knows what they are getting.
Also, sometimes depending on the design will depend on the height of each tier.
Most posts on here state around 4 inches for a cake height.
All I do is 4 - 4/1/4". 6" cakes are hard for people to cut and put on a plate.
i agree with Shelly4481...6" is to big for a dessrt plate.
about two weeks ago, i did a WASC cake in my 6" x 3" deep round cake pans (half-filled). i usually prepare 4-layer cakes so by the time the cakes were sandwiched and covered with BC, the slices were about 6" in height....definitely too large for the dessert plate.