Layers Per Tier

Decorating By denette Updated 10 Jul 2009 , 11:25pm by indydebi

denette Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 2:12am
post #1 of 6

I have always done only two layers per tier, but lately some of my stacked cakes look a little "squatty" and short. Speaking about 2 inch layers, do you use two or three layers?

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TexasSugar Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 2:34am
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I use two two inch tall cakes and torte them both, giving me 4 one inch layers of cake. When you put in three layers of filling and ice it the cake is usually 4.5 or so in tall.

Rylan Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:51am
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It depends on the look I am going for. I've done 2 layers and I've done 7 layers of cake. Usually, I would torte my two 2 inch cake so I get four layers.

indydebi Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 12:37pm
post #4 of 6

No matter how many layers you use, the industry standard for a tier is about 4 inches. If you do larger tiers (i.e. 6 inches), be aware of what size plates the cake is being served on. A 6" slice of cake on a 6" plate can look messy, with potential overhang.

denette Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 11:15pm
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Thanks. I guess I've been a little scared of torting because I don't want the cake to slide on the filling (when it's hot outside). Any advice there?

indydebi Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 11:25pm
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If torting, reduce the amount of filling between each layer. Smaller layers of cake ... smaller amt of filling.

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