Does Anyone Use 1" Cake Pans? 2 Or 3 Layers? And

Decorating By JustToEatCake Updated 11 Feb 2010 , 6:22pm by JustToEatCake

JustToEatCake Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 4:29pm
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How does it work for you. How high do your cakes end up?

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leah_s Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 4:31pm
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I don't think I've ever seen a 1" tall cake pan, other than a sheet pan.

JustToEatCake Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 4:39pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I don't think I've ever seen a 1" tall cake pan, other than a sheet pan.



Magic line makes them (on Amazon). I have used, in the past 1.5" cake pans (magic line also makes them) of my mom's (you know home cakes) and I always did 3 layers but I was wondering how you all get exactly 4" cakes. I mean if you use 2" pans then with icing it's over 4" with filling.

I noticed that in the Toba book I have in one of the instruction it shows her using 3 layers....So I was assuming it was 1" or 1.5" pans.

Any thoughts?

Mike1394 Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 5:13pm
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If you have a 2"pan, and torte it. Isn't that the same as two 1" layers filled?

Mike

leah_s Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 5:18pm
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Yes, by the time you level, you'll lose a little height, which you then make up by torting and filling.

JustToEatCake Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 5:23pm
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Originally Posted by Mike1394

If you have a 2"pan, and torte it. Isn't that the same as two 1" layers filled?

Mike



Right but if you only do 3-1" layers then you only have have 2 layers of filling and not 3.

Thanks Leah I usually try to over fill my 2" pans then level with the pan so they actually end up being 2 full inches. I have to work hard at leveling if I don't do it that way...lol..or I end up with unintentional topsy cake..icon_smile.gif

Mike1394 Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 5:31pm
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Yes, and your one layer short.

Mike

JustToEatCake Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 6:22pm
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I just went back and re-read Toba's Well Dressed cake and I see that she bakes a 3" cake and splits it twice to have 3 layers.

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