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?
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.
You sandwich the layers together with a filling. Icing, ganache, mousse, fruit....
oh geesh, I can't believe I forgot the part about the filling! Thanks for "filling" that in! (ah, some days I just crack me up!)
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.
madge - by the looks of your photos you're doing everything perfectly!
prterrell...how nice, thank you
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