I hope this doesn't sound silly. But when you do a tiered cake (let's say an 8" and 6"), do you just bake one 8" and 6" or do you bake 2 - 8" and ice between those (so they are 4" instead of 2") and then 2 - 6" cakes... not too sure what way is right. I usually double, so bake two of the same size, but the cakes always look so high to me...
Hope this make sense!
Thanks in advance!
I almost always do two layers - 4" tiers - but it would all depend on your design.
It depends on what pans you are using. If you have 2" deep pans, then you want to bake 2 of each size. From there you can either torte those into 2 layers each and fill in between (ending with 4 layers of cake in each size) or just have the 2 solid layers in each tier with filling in between. If you have 3" deep pans, then you can go with one of each size, but you'll want to tore each cake into 3 layers and fill in between.
Thanks so much