How Do I Get My Cakes Tiers To Be Higher

Baking By JennyAlb Updated 5 Nov 2010 , 9:51pm by JanH

JennyAlb Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 12:24pm
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How do I get my layers to be higher than the normal height of the pan. I've tried cutting in half and using filling but it still doesn't give me the height that I'm looking for?

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Texas_Rose Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 12:27pm
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Use deeper pans and more batter, or bake an extra layer icon_biggrin.gif

Chasey Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 12:48pm
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Are you baking from a mix? If so, use a cake extender recipe so that you end up with a mix and a half. Use 2" pans and bake even strips and you'll have very level, almost 2" tall layers that you can add filling in the middle of or torte and add filling to get a 4 inch tier. icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 9:51pm
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Hi and Congrats on your 1st post, JennyAlb. icon_biggrin.gif

Ditto what has been suggested. thumbs_up.gif

To find that help info and much more I'd recommend this super thread, Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188-.html

This thread contains popular CC recipes for American buttercreams, several types of fondant and doctored cake mix (WASC with flavor variations) and so much more!

And if you really want to get the tallest layer possible, you can collar your 2 or 3" pans:
(You'll never get tall tiers using generic grocery store cake pans which are less than 2" tall - unless you're willing to bake more layers to get the standard 4" tier height.)

http://cakecentral.com/articles/101

HTH

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