Cake Height

Decorating By PaulineG Updated 9 Jun 2009 , 1:54pm by PinkZiab

PaulineG Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 10:33am
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Hi There,

This is probably a really stupid question, but I was wondering about the right height for cakes. Usually when I bake, I use a 3" deep tin, and the cake domes a bit. So once I have levelled off the cake, and by the time it's covered in fondant, it's usually about 3 and a half inches high. I was just wondering what the average height should be?


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Rylan Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 11:05am
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The average I would say is 4 inches.

Do you put buttercream or ganache under fondant? Do you also torte and fill?

cakes22 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 12:01pm
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I try to get 4" as well. Just seems like a nice height.

PaulineG Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 1:37pm
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Thanks for your replies. Yes, I usually use buttercream under the fondant, and also fill the cake. Maybe I should bake two cakes, rather than splitting one? It's just that there would be a lot of waste that way.
Anyway, thanks again. I now know roughly what I should be aiming for.


PinkZiab Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 1:54pm
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I use 3" pans most often, and once I torte, fill, frost and fondant, my cakes are well over 4"

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