Torted Cake Question

Decorating By SandraVB79 Updated 21 Jan 2009 , 2:49am by prterrell

SandraVB79 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 9:34am
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Disclaimer: I'm European, going to school to become pastry chef, love American cakes, but am still looking for help regarding the vocabulary

OK: what does a "torted cake" mean? I see it everywhere, but can't really figure out what is meant by it.

Thanks a lot!

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JanH Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 9:45am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, SandraVB79. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-2926-.html

A torted cake is one with more than two layers (even if two large layers are torted/cut into four smaller layers).

Torting:
Splitting a single cake layer in half horizontally to form two layers.

Cake decorating terms:

http://shop.pattycakes.com/Guides/glossary_of_cake_decorating_terms.asp

http://www.ladycakes.com/CakeDecoratingTerms/letter_t.htm

A discussion on torting:

http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=8&threadid=81589

Illustrated how to torte help:

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/torting-cakes.cfm

HTH

LadyMike Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 9:49am
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This is the only picture I could find quickly that illustrates torting. It's a little fuzzy but I think you'll get the idea. Hope this helps and welcome to Cake Central!

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1254095

prterrell Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 2:49am
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Hi, it just means that the cake is cut into thin layers and then assembled with a filling between the layers. Like when you make a sacher torte or L'Opera.

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