4 " Cake Tier

Baking By robinmarie Updated 8 Oct 2010 , 8:11pm by robinmarie

robinmarie Posted 8 Oct 2010 , 6:18pm
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Help please. I use the wilton 2" pans and the cake never comes out 2".
I need to make a 4" tier and I cant get it 4" and thats with torting the cake and filling. Do I make 3 8" cakes and hope it comes out to be 4" tall. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you!

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leily Posted 8 Oct 2010 , 6:36pm
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how much batter are you putting into each pan?

an 8" pan 2" deep needs about 3-1/2 cups of batter, this will typically fill the cake pan 1/2 to 2/3 full. If you don't have enough cake batter in your pan the cake won't get to 2" b/c there isn't enough batter to fill it up.

Here is the wilton chart with how many cups of batter you need per pan (and of course they're about approximate so you may need a little more or less if you're shooting for that perfect 2" height)
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

Also, since you need a total of 7 cups of batter you will either need to make two box mixes (or two batches of a scratch cake) if your one recipe doesn't make that much. If you're using a box you can also use an extender, there are a few different recipes for box mix extenders here on CC>

robinmarie Posted 8 Oct 2010 , 8:11pm
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Thank you for help. I will be sure to try this again

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