Hi, I posted this question before but was wondering how the rest of you bakers get your four inch high cakes. I am doing a wedding cake for a friend and the layers really need to be pretty close to four inches. I only have 3 inch pans?
I normally bake 2 2inch pans understanding that you will not fill the pans all the way to the top. If your cakes crown and you have to level them losing about 3/4 of and inch it's no problem, with the filling and fondant you can get 4 inches high.
I also do 2 2-inch layers. As pp said, by the time you level, fill, stack, and ice it should be around 4 inches.
I'm not really sure how you would get 4" layers with a 3 inch pan? Why do you need 4" cakes? Are you using SPS?
3" pans are torted filled and iced should come up to 4" layers 1/2 inch filling and 1/2 icing on top I fill my pans 2/3 full of batter. that usally gets the 4 " you need.
have fun and good luck!!
Thanks everyone, I am using SPS and I don't really wanna buy new pans (it is for a friend and she isn't paying me anything for it) Its my gift to her. It will be fine no matter what, she will like it. I am just a perfectionist and the little details sometimes mess me up
I bake 2" high layers in 3" pans all the time, just don't fill them up as much! DUH, not sure why I never thought to just fill it all the way and do a 3" layer and then torte and fill lol.