Good morning all,
I hope someone can help with some tip or tricks that I have not figured out... I am having a trouble torting 2" cakes... I use the WASC or a variety for most of my cakes. When I use my 3" pans I do not have a problem, but when I use my 2" pans they start to fall apart on me. I'm about at the point of completely blowing off torting on larger cakes where I have to use a 2" pan...sigh...
Help! I hate to lose the lovely look of the torte, but I don't want them to fall apart either...
I'm not sure what is causing this problem for you, but I do know it is easier to tort when I fill pans to where they reach a full 2" plus. Less than that and the layers get pretty thin. Also, is the cake dense?
Have you tried chilling your cakes a bit before you torte them? And when you try to move the layers use a cake board to support them.
I torte my 2" cakes all the time and never have a problem. I bake from scratch, but that shouldn't make a difference. Chilling the cake will firm it up and make it less apt to break on you. My layers arr about 7/8's on an inch tall from a 2" pan and I have done thinner than that too. HTH's a bit.
I chill the cake well and use dental floss... works even on very soft light cakes that would have a tendancy to crack when picked up. I also use a flat, very thin cutting board to lift of the layers
I'm so glad you asked this as I had the same problem. I also used the wasc recipe it was almost as though it was too moist? The agbay leveler is on my wish list otherwise I'm about to give up! I will try chilling them.
I usually try to freeze my cakes for the moistness, but was not able to this time. I will definitely try chilling next time. This cake is the original WASC with the egg whites only... I'm wondering if that might have something to do with it... Does not have the "strength" of the yolk...? Now I just hope that it cuts without falling apart...
Wish that I could justify an Agbay, but I just don't have that kind of volume right now...
If you are using a Wilton levleler, throw it in the trash and get an Agbay!!
I let my cakes cool, then I torte (no freezing or refrigerating), and torte 2" layers ALL the time.