Layered Cakes

Decorating By jlsndss23 Updated 20 Oct 2009 , 12:23pm by jlsndss23

jlsndss23 Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 12:27am
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OK I am new to the cake things, I usually just make sheet cakes, but have decided to make a tiered cake, I have been looking at pictures on here, the cakes/layers look taller than 2 inches, I want to do 2 different sizes, bigger cake on bottom and smaller on top. how do you all put more than one cake for each tier?

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indydebi Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 12:36am
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Let's clarify what you're talking about.

A LAYER cake is two 2" cakes stacked on top of each other. This is the picture on the front of the cake mix box. This is probably what your mom did when she made a 2-layer cake. You get a cake that is about 4" tall; a typical round birthday day.

a TIERED cake is more than one of these 2-layer cakes stacked on top of each other.

If you are wanting to stack, for example, a 12" round cake that is 2" tall (aka single layer) and then put an 8" round cake that is 2" tall (aka single layer) on top of it, you still have a 2-layer cake except one layer is smaller than the other.

prterrell Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 1:12am
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You sandwich the layers together with a filling. Icing, ganache, mousse, fruit....

indydebi Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 1:14am
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oh geesh, I can't believe I forgot the part about the filling! icon_redface.gif Thanks for "filling" that in! icon_lol.gif (ah, some days I just crack me up!)

madgeowens Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 1:30am
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Well I guess I am not doing my tiers right but I use two layers per tier usually, and they are about five inches each......thats how I do mine, wrong or not I don't know.

prterrell Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 1:47am
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madge - by the looks of your photos you're doing everything perfectly!

madgeowens Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 5:15am
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prterrell...how nice, thank you

jlsndss23 Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 12:23pm
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Marge That was the answer I was looking for, guess I just didn't know how to word my question, I am learning! thanks everyone

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