Cake Layers Height

Decorating By bonton Updated 7 May 2010 , 1:46am by bonton

bonton Posted 6 May 2010 , 1:15am
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Not sure how to word this...but here goes...when baking tier cakes; and to get a decent height between tiers, how many layers are sandwiched together using a filling or frosting, and using 2 inch pans).

as an example 14-10-8-2 pan size..


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leah_s Posted 6 May 2010 , 1:32am
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I use four 7/8" layers per tier. That give three layers of filling. A lot of people use two, 2" layers of cake plus one layer of filling to make a tier.

Tiers, generally speaking are 4" tall.

bonton Posted 6 May 2010 , 1:45am
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Thank You Leah... This was helpful...

sweetiesbykim Posted 6 May 2010 , 2:02am
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I usually bake 3-8" layers from one batch of my vanilla cake recipe. After trimming, they are about 1 1/2" each, so stacked with 2 layers of filling, the cake tier is about 5 inches thick. I like higher tiers, and I don't have a good leveler yet, so the 3 pans work best for me right now, no matter what the pan diameter. HTH icon_smile.gif

bonton Posted 7 May 2010 , 1:46am
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Thanks and yes that helps.

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