Depth Of Cake

Decorating By rachelissweet Updated 6 Jun 2008 , 7:31pm by staceyboots

rachelissweet Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 12:59pm
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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?


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diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 1:08pm
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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

staceyboots Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 1:11pm
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I usually aim for 4" high cakes

leily Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 6:29pm
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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.

KrisD13 Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 6:43pm
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Most posts on here state around 4 inches for a cake height.


Shelly4481 Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 7:18pm
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All I do is 4 - 4/1/4". 6" cakes are hard for people to cut and put on a plate.

staceyboots Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 7:31pm
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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.

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