Question For You Pros :)

Decorating By tiffani_1 Updated 10 May 2010 , 10:29pm by hluterbach

tiffani_1 Posted 10 May 2010 , 7:43pm
post #1 of 6

When you do a tiered cake, (ie, typical wedding) do you
a) bake 2 2" layers, tort, and fill
b) bake 3 2" layers, no tort, and fill

I was wondering if 2 layers torted is tall enough anymore, or if 3 is too big/ tall for a nice slice to fit on a plate? Thoughts?

(I only ask because it seems like tiers are looking taller lately, especially in pics)

5 replies
sari66 Posted 10 May 2010 , 7:58pm
post #2 of 6

I do 2 2" layers torted and filled. Generally my cakes are right at 4" or just under

leah_s Posted 10 May 2010 , 8:04pm
post #3 of 6

I do a)

The taller tier slices don't fit on the typical 5"/6" dessert plate that caterers/venues provide. Brides would have to rental extra dinner plates for the dessert service with the super tall tiers.

elliespartycake Posted 10 May 2010 , 8:06pm
post #4 of 6

That depends on how high you would like your cake to be. Typically a standard layer is just about 1 3/4 to 2 inches tall. Once you level, tort and fill 2 layers you have a 4 " cake. But if you are going for a taller look you would of course add an additional layer. It's all about what you (or your customer) prefer.

tiffani_1 Posted 10 May 2010 , 10:13pm
post #5 of 6

thanks for the input!

hluterbach Posted 10 May 2010 , 10:29pm
post #6 of 6

i always do 3 layers of cake and 2 layers of filling or torting. my cake layers are usually a little over an inch thick so my cakes end up about 4" tall. that is how i have always done it.

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