Should I use a 3" or 2" deep pans for a wedding cake. If I use 3" deep pans, wouldn't this mean each tier would be a total of 6" tall since you should have 2 layers per tier? Which would mean if I'm doing a 3 tier wedding cake the cake should be 18" tall (3 x 6). Does this sound right?
I always use 2" pans and make them twice. And them I torte both layers which makes four seperate layers. One time when I just started making cakes, I made the teirs 6" tall, and I just thought they looked to tall and also the were harder to cover. So now I only do two 2" pans, unless someone wants otherwise. I hope this helps!
Thanks, Jenbug. I've already baked the 3" cakes and in the middle of stacking them and they do seem way too tall Live and learn. Since this is my first wedding cake of course I want it to look good. I'm thinking of only putting a 3" and 1 1/2" to a tier to make it not look so tall. My husband should be happy with the extra 1 1/2" cake left over from each tier! LOL.
Thanks for the quick reply!
If you do that, cut the one 3" and give DH the second half and also cut the other 3". Then when you put filling in, you will have 3 sections the same size and 2 layers of filling. It will look better than one 3" and 1 @ 1&1/2"
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