Difference In Cake Layer Heights And Freezing Cake

Decorating By MerlotCook Updated 2 Jul 2009 , 10:33pm by MerlotCook

MerlotCook Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 8:02pm
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I'm making a double layer 12" birthday cake. I made 2 12" cakes which will be torted and filled with lemon filling. My question is: there is a difference of 1/2 inch between the heights of the two layers- is this a big deal? One is 1 1/4 the other 1 3/4; I guess I should have measured the batter!

Also, since I will be torting the cakes should I freeze them so they are easier to cut? They were baked Wednesday; I am planning on filling it Thursday, and then covering it with fondant on Friday and serving on Saturday, so the only reason i would freeze the cake is so it would cut better. My major downfall is torting evenly!

Thanks!

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idjitmom Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 9:48pm
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The heigth difference is no big deal, just tort each layer evenly (as you can lol) & nobody will be able to tell the difference, even if you point it out to them!

Freezing doesn't make it easier to tort; when I freeze untorted I always wait for them to completely defrost before I try torting, sawing through frozen cake isn't fun & takes forever! (Of course, I use the small Wilton leveler, if you have something better it may not make as much a difference.)

idjitmom Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 9:49pm
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The heigth difference is no big deal, just tort each layer evenly (as you can lol) & nobody will be able to tell the difference, even if you point it out to them!

Freezing doesn't make it easier to tort; when I freeze untorted I always wait for them to completely defrost before I try torting, sawing through frozen cake isn't fun & takes forever! (Of course, I use the small Wilton leveler, if you have something better it may not make as much a difference.)

Melchas Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 10:02pm
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here's a tip for even torting that takes a little time. Use a ruler to measure and insert a toothpick at the desired hieight, at 2-4 inch spaces, all around the cake. Use the toothpicks as guides to make sure you are level as you are torting the cake. HTH. icon_smile.gif

MerlotCook Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 10:33pm
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Thanks, I got them pretty straight!

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