I am making a tool box cake later today. It is a 9x13 but 3 stacked with buttercream in between. I was wondering if I would need extra support or anything? I know I'm okay with 2 layer but I've never done the 3 layer before. Thanks
Are you going to be transporting it?
You could always put a couple of dowels in it just to be safe.
I am going to be transporting about 5 miles.
How tall will the finished cake be? If it is taller than 5" I would put the top layer of cake on a board and support underneath with dowels.
Rule of thumb, you need support for every 3-4 inches of cake. For a 5" inch high cake, it's best to make two (2) 2 1/2 inch high cakes with supports in the bottom. This is more important with dense cakes and less so with sponges. Just a rule of thumb, FWIW...
You can't ever have too much support...
Yup!...I agree..better safe than sorry!
Also think about how this cake will be served... For me, 3 layers would be 6" of cake + filling and frosting. That's going tobe an awkward shape to cut and serve.
I would make 4 layers out of the ame amount of batter. Layer 2 of them on a board and stack on top of the other 2 layers. Then when it is time to serve, you will have 2 cakes that are the same size/depth and you don;t have half of the people eatig cake with filling and half eating it without...