2" Vs 3" Pans?

Decorating By chelley325 Updated 21 Jun 2008 , 2:13am by -K8memphis

chelley325 Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 8:53pm
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I am fairly new to decorating and see that a good number of some Wilton cakes specify 3" pans. I'm wondering what the primary difference is and if any of you routinely use 3" pans, or if a 2" double layer is the most standard?

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Texas_Rose Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 8:56pm
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A lot of wilton cakes specify a lot of reasons to buy wilton products icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

I like the height of 2 layers baked in a 2" pan better than baking one 3" and torting it.

chelley325 Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 8:56pm
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Haha very good point! icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 9:09pm
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I gave away my 3" pans. Hated them. They just never baked up right.

YAYI95 Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 9:11pm
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I rather the 2" because I just bake two and layer them and its a good height..I tried the 3" and had to torte it and all the good stuff..So I guess im just lazy and rathr not have to do all that. icon_biggrin.gif ..LOL..

MacsMom Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 9:11pm
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

I like the height of 2 layers baked in a 2" pan better than baking one 3" and torting it.




Do you cut each cake in half so that you have 3 filling layers or just put the two cakes together with one filling layer?

I have been baking two 2" cakes with 2 filling layers and using the 4th cake tier in my BC for the dam. But I've been considering just using 3" cakes and torting them twice - though I hate how long it takes them to bake!

Texas_Rose Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 9:15pm
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Originally Posted by MacsMom

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

I like the height of 2 layers baked in a 2" pan better than baking one 3" and torting it.



Do you cut each cake in half so that you have 3 filling layers or just put the two cakes together with one filling layer?

I have been baking two 2" cakes with 2 filling layers and using the 4th cake tier in my BC for the dam. But I've been considering just using 3" cakes and torting them twice - though I hate how long it takes them to bake!




I just put them together with one filling layer. I'm only baking for relatives...so they take what they can get icon_lol.gif

NayNay2 Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 2:09am
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I think its much easier working with the 2" pans over the 3" pans I hardly ever use my 3" pans anymore.

-K8memphis Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 2:13am
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Yes 4" tall cakes are standard. I like to bake 2" cakes in 3" pans. I like the higher sides.

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