2-12"cakes Do U Torte And Fill Or?

Decorating By mommynana Updated 26 Jan 2011 , 1:08am by FancyPantsBaker

mommynana Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 8:35pm
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just put one on top of the other and fill in between the the two cakes,i have to make 2-12" cakes for a family member as a surprise, or is it better to torte and fill. or is it just preferance??? any help would be appreiated thank you

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ConfectionsCC Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 8:39pm
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12 in seems pretty large to have to torte....unless you cakes are 4 in tall, id just fill and stack them! I like to have a nice ratio between cake and filling...

KoryAK Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 8:43pm
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Just preference. Personally, I think cutting into 4 layers of cake with 3 layers of filling is prettier.

mommynana Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 8:54pm
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thanks guys, the pans are 2" would than be to much filling

ConfectionsCC Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 8:57pm
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depends on how tall the cakes turn out...I would bake 3 layers if using 2" high pans, the cake most likely won't be a full 2 in tall...I agree kory...3 layers does look pretty...

mommynana Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 9:31pm
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would that make the cake about 8" high? after filling the layers

KoryAK Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 7:11pm
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How much filling are you going to put in? A mousse might get as high as 1/2" per layer but jams should be pretty darn thin.

mommynana Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 11:53pm
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im using strawberry filling i just dont no weather to torte 2 layers or just make 4- 12" cakes and just fill and stack witch way is best

FancyPantsBaker Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 12:06am
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I used 2 12" cakes for the bottom tier of my daughters cake and I didnt torte them i just stuck them on top of each other after I leveled them out and the size was just perfect and used raspberry jam for the filling that was the most requested cake LOL

mommynana Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 12:18am
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thanks FancyPantsBaker i think thas what im going to do.one question how many people do u think that would feed?

FancyPantsBaker Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 12:25am
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for small portions like wedding cake size it says 52 servings but I cut pretty decent sizes, you could get 52 pieces out of it but if your cutting hefty pieces count on more like 40ish

mommynana Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 12:41am
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thanks again Fancy, for being there

FancyPantsBaker Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 1:08am
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no problem icon_biggrin.gif good luck on your cake Im sure everyone will love it

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