What Pan Size Do I Use??

Decorating By cavette Updated 4 Jul 2009 , 11:04pm by cavette

cavette Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 9:30pm
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I'm donig I wedding cake and I was just wondering..... Do I use 2inch pans or 3inch pans? And if anyone wouldn't mind sharing which brand works better Magic line rounds or fat daddio rounds? Thanks all advice I am grateful for! icon_biggrin.gif

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indydebi Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 9:46pm
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I use the 2" pans. Two of those, with filling and icing, will give you the 4" (+/-) standard tier height.

bisbqueenb Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 9:49pm
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You can use either one, depending on how you want the final tier to look. If you use the same amount of batter in a 3" that you use in the 2" you will get the same size cake. If you use more, you will get a deeper cake and can either use just the one for a 3" tier [ by torting the single layer] or double them and get a extra tall tier.

I have both brands and find them just about the same when baking at 310-325 degree oven temp.

cavette Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 9:53pm
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Thank you both so much!

cavette Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 9:55pm
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cavette Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 9:58pm
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Thank you both so much! Also do I torte between each cake to make layers or do i just fill between the two cakes

bisbqueenb Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 10:12pm
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Either way again depending on what you want as a finished product! I like to tort each layer with some kind of a fruit filling, and use buttercream between the 2 layers so you get 4 layers of cake, 2 fruit filling and 1 buttercream in center. Looks pretty too on the plate.

leah_s Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 10:48pm
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Magic Line a thousand times, Magic Line.
I really do like 2" pans better. The 3" pans just seemed to bake weird.

cavette Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 11:04pm
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Thanks again!!!

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