3" Or 2" Pans For Wedding Cake ? Help!

Decorating By bethie713 Updated 28 May 2009 , 7:39pm by bisbqueenb

bethie713 Posted 28 May 2009 , 7:13pm
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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?

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jenbug_8806 Posted 28 May 2009 , 7:23pm
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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! icon_smile.gif

bethie713 Posted 28 May 2009 , 7:31pm
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Thanks, Jenbug. I've already baked the 3" cakes and in the middle of stacking them and they do seem way too tall icon_sad.gif 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!

bisbqueenb Posted 28 May 2009 , 7:36pm
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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"

bisbqueenb Posted 28 May 2009 , 7:39pm
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another double....oooops! Internet gremlins at work!

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