Wedding Cake - Baking & Stacking

Decorating By LRG Updated 11 Sep 2009 , 9:14pm by __Jamie__

LRG Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 9:07pm
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I am making my first wedding cake and I am just trying to figure out the number of cakes I would require to make.

I have the 14", 10" and 6" pans.....all 3 inch deep pans. Is one cake enough for eack layer or should I be baking and stacking two cakes for each layer? If I bake two for each layer, should I be using less batter than what the pan normally calls for?

I just dont want the cake to be too high or too low?

Any advice woudl be appreciated.

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__Jamie__ Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 9:14pm
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You want to be at about 4" or higher. I generally go 4 & 1/2' to 5 inches tall. I bake in two pans for each layer, both bake to the top, with a little leveling (sometimes), they are at 2" tall each. So, with filling, if I don't torte, which I don't always do, once it is all iced and decorated, the tier is almost 5" tall everytime.

__Jamie__ Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 9:14pm
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Now, for 3" deep pans, I defer to the users of those. But no matter how you do it, your tiers should each be at least 4" tall, no shorter. Higher? The higher the better in my opinion! icon_biggrin.gif

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