Quick question: I am making my cousins wedding cake this Friday. The pans that I have are 2 inches deep. What would you recommend in regards to the layers. Is it okay to just make one cake, and then torte it for the layers. Or is it necessary to bake two cakes. I thought it might be okay to just bake one 2 inch cake, but my mom and sister both told me that it would look funny. I haven't seen anything anywhere that suggests the best way to go.
I always do two 2" tall cakes, each torted for a 4" tall cake. It has four layers of cake and three layers of filling. Most cakes are 4 - 4 1/2 inches tall. I guess it depends on how many servings you want. 2" cakes only serve half as much.
That would look nearly like this: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wGr8njEWjtI/St2bEd14rqI/AAAAAAAAFGs/TCVTbpOlH9M/s1600-h/J+Loucks.lw.wedding+result.jpg.....and that would be a very bad thing.
Edited to add: That pic was featured on CakeWrecks (most of y'all would recognize it, but felt it prudent to note that)
I agree with Ruth. To torte a 2in cake would give you VERY thin layers and the filling, depending on what you use, could make the cake mushy. I make two 2in cakes and then torte them to make my tier 4 in tall or so.
Thank you everybody!
I originally gave her a quote for my original plan, but I'm glad i threw a little in for me, because now that extra is going to go towards the extra materials I need. Oh well...
LURVELY: lol, wow. I was having a hard time visualizing it. However, my cake is going to be on pedestals, so I'm sure it wouldn't look quite so bad. Thanks for the visual though. That is bad!! lol