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)
I do 2 2" layers torted and filled. Generally my cakes are right at 4" or just under
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.
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.
thanks for the input!
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.