I bake a lot at home and have been confused by the term 2 layer. I know it may seem like an easy answer but I wasn't sure if it was one cake cut in half and filled or 2 seperate cakes layered together. Thanks, be kind.
Each cake that comes out of a pan is a layer, so 2 nine inch pans provide 2 nine inch layers. Each layer can be torted (cut in half) and filled. 2 layers put together form either a single cake, or a tier that can be stacked onto other cakes.
a 2-layer cake is generally 2 2-inch cake layers with some filling in between. basically an old-fashioned layer cake that is not torted or anything.
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A typical American layer cake is composed of two cake layers.
And the term torte can mean anything from a single layer cake to a multi-layered, multi-torted extravaganza.
(Since torte can also be a verb, meaning to cut a cake layer in half, or thirds, etc. and filling added.)
Here's some useful info....
Everything you ever wanted to know about making your 1st tiered cake:
Illustrated guide to cutting neat slices of tiered cake by indydebi:
(So much easier & neater than the Wilton method.)
New link for Wilton's revised cake making & decorating help:
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