May Be A Silly Question, But Worth Asking Anyway!

Decorating By sweetneice Updated 14 Sep 2008 , 9:07pm by sweetneice

sweetneice Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 5:56pm
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Hey guys! I was looking at a picture of a wilton wedding cake and wanted to know one question.......Does everybody use 4 layers for a wedding cake or can you use 2 or 3 if using a deep pan? What works the best?

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baycheeks1 Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 6:16pm
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I dont believe everyone uses 4 layers. it's probably what you want to use. I know I use 4 but thats the way I do mine. I have done one that is 7 layers, well it was just a cake not for a wedding though.

baycheeks1 Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 6:16pm
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I dont believe everyone uses 4 layers. it's probably what you want to use. I know I use 4 but thats the way I do mine. I have done one that is 7 layers, well it was just a cake not for a wedding though.

all4cake Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 6:23pm
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Most times, I use 2-2inch layers that are split and filled making 4 layers.

I have used 3-2 inch layers and I've used 2-3 inch layers for tall tiers. But I've yet to use 3-3 inch layers.

I like icing throughout my cake is why I choose to split and fill. There's no have-tos. If you like 2 layers with filling between...do it that way.

If you have pans that aren't quite 2 inches, I would use 2 1/2-3 for visual...daggumit! I can't think of that word! To be visually appealing...

justsweet Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 6:46pm
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No question is every silly, someone else may want to know the answer.

Their are some style of cakes that may have a 3- 4 baked layer cakes to add some effect to the style they are making (usually the bottom tier).

Most cakes are two baked round/squares/hexagon/heart layers (some people cut those layers to have three layers of filling and some just put filling in between the the baked cakes). Sheet cakes are hardly every doubled but sliced in half for the filling.

cakequeen50 Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 6:58pm
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I bake 3 layers with 2 layers of filling. I was trained that way and just like the look, so I continue like that.

sweetneice Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 9:07pm
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Thank you guys so much for all the help! I did the cake and I did 4 layers and it turned out beautifully. Although it was quite tall, it still looked beautiful! Once again thanks! Now I have to get over my fear of stacking a cake for 2 october weddings! UGH!

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