Bottom Tier Too Short

Decorating By kger Updated 10 Mar 2011 , 9:47pm by kger

kger Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 8:16pm
post #1 of 4

The layers of a bottom tier of a 3 tier stacked cake (14-10-6) have only baked 1" tall. The layers of the other tiers are average height. Would you bake a third layer for that bottom tier, or would you just build it up with frosting?

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CWR41 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 9:20pm
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Definitely bake another layer (or layers)... it should be at least 4" tall or slightly taller than the 10" and 6". Didn't you fill the pan 2/3 full with batter or more than 1" to begin with?

cakesnglass Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 9:37pm
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On my tiered cakes 12" or larger I like to use 1/2" foamcore board same size as the cake, then I ice them as one- cake-n-board, and place on display board. The added height on these larger bottom tiers create a nice balance, i think. icon_smile.gif

kger Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 9:47pm
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I just did the Cakeman Raven Red Velvet, which allegedly uses 3-9" pans for 1 recipe. So I just used a 14". Baked 2 of them on 2 separate nights, and they are exactly the same height, and perfectly flat, actually, not domed at all. So I'll go ahead and do a 3rd one tonight.

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