Hi I'm making my first wedding cake and right now I'm finishing up baking the layers it is a WASC cake baked in 2inch pans the tiers will be 12,10 & 8 I was wondering if I need to torte the layers? The bride didn't want a filling so it will be just buttercream icing between the layers. Do I need to torte the layers or just leave them like they are after leveling the layers?
You don't have to torte them, you can have 2" layers. It really depends on what the bride would like. HTH
If you are making each layer 4 inches (2 two-inch cakes same size), I would definitely put a small amount of buttercream between the two layers.
If the bride doesn't want filling, then I wouldn't bother to to torte. Just do a layer of BC between the 2 layers.
I normally torte my cakes so I can ensure that the texture is right and it has been cooked all the way through.
I always torte, it makes a nice presentation when cut and can set you apart from your competition. Also, if it is between layers it is a filling even if it is just bc.
I always try to torte and fill. It makes the cakes just a little bit taller and more eye appealing.
Did I over bake? I made 3 layers for each tier so if I torted them it would be 6 layers will that be too many or is that just right?
Usually I do 2 layers for each tier, not 3, but depends what you told the bride and what she paid for
She paid for 3 layers but you guys helped a lot I'm going to torte them and if it's too high then I will remove a layer but next time I'll only bake for 2 layers then torte them to make 4.
I don't torte my cakes I bake two layer and put a filling in between the two. I think the more you cut the less stable your cake will be and I don't like to take chances with wedding cakes.
Well, we don't tend to torte or fill wedding cakes here often, for traditional shaped wedding cakes! We tend to also just bake one taller layer, not two! It becomes a challenge when you are trying to build a taller cake and the bride doesn't want ANY fillings!!
If I do get someone who wants a filling in their wedding cake, its usually only one filling in a solid torted 3 inch layer. I always torte and fill other butter/sponge cakes, but as our wedding cakes are usually denser mud cakes, its not asked for always, and if it is, or if we are going for a taller tier look, we fill with ganache as lighter fillings wouldn't hold up well with mud cake.
Just one of the interesting caking differences between Australia and the USA I guess!