I have been asked to do a small wedding looking cake for a shower i just looked through my pans and I have a 6in 4in and a 3in do you think this would look ok or should I go buy a new pan. Is there a way i could even it out by making one teir thicker or thinner? Thank you very much!
for how many people?
sorry it will be 16 people
If you do single layer tiers, they could be larger in diameter. I'd hate the thought of icing a 3" cake. bleck! A 4" drives me batty!
Single layers, cut in 2x2x2 pieces could work out with an 8" (12 servings); a 6" (6 servings) and maybe a 4" (about 4). You'd have a little extra, but you could cut them a little bigger.
Yeah what she ^^^^ said
Just a thought.....
But you could also make one 8" layer cake (20 party servings) and use dummies for the 4 & 6" tiers.
For the dummies, I'd just go to the dollar store and buy floral foam (for silk flowers) and use your 4 & 6" cake pans as guides to cut them out. (Glue same size layers together and cover w/Saran wrap, if desired.)
The 8" pan requires 3-1/2 cups of batter. So a 1/2 recipe of the WASC cake would be perfect for this (as it makes a tad over 7 cups of batter using a DH white cake mix)!
Everything you ever wanted to know to bake, assemble and decorate tiered/stacked/layer cakes:
WASC cake recipe and variations found in above thread.
Thank you for all of the advice i am glad you warned me about the 3in as you can see i am a newbie