My Layers Came Out To Thin- Now What? Asap

Decorating By Niki11784 Updated 3 May 2011 , 2:08pm by Bluehue

Niki11784 Posted 3 May 2011 , 1:35pm
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I am making a 3 tier cake- 6'', 8'' and a 10'' dummy. The 8'' layers came out too thin-like alittle more than an inch tall, with a dome. Should I go bake another layer, or can i build it up with icing in the middle?

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Texas_Rose Posted 3 May 2011 , 1:48pm
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Bake another layer.

Measure your pans too...I used to have a pair of supposedly 8" pans that were actually closer to 9"...no wonder they always made short layers since I was only putting in enough batter for 8" layers.

Bluehue Posted 3 May 2011 , 1:52pm
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Originally Posted by Niki11784

I am making a 3 tier cake- 6'', 8'' and a 10'' dummy. The 8'' layers came out too thin-like alittle more than an inch tall, with a dome. Should I go bake another layer, or can i build it up with icing in the middle?




If you do have the time - i would go bake another layer.
If you do *fill* it - don't fill with icing per sae - either BC, Ganache or a filling more softer on the pallette than icing.

Perhaps you didn't mean *icing* - as in icing for cookies.
Perhaps it is just my interpitation from where i live - iykwim.




Good grief - how confusing is that what i just wrote.
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Anyone care to type clearer what i am trying to say. icon_confused.gif


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Bluehue.

Niki11784 Posted 3 May 2011 , 1:52pm
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Would it work to build it up or it would seep out?

Niki11784 Posted 3 May 2011 , 1:59pm
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I got what you mean. I meant buttercream, but I think I'll just go bake a layer quick, I dont want to have this cake flop, so best to start off right icon_smile.gif

Bluehue Posted 3 May 2011 , 2:08pm
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I got what you mean. I meant buttercream, but I think I'll just go bake a layer quick, I dont want to have this cake flop, so best to start off right icon_smile.gif




Good idea - thumbs_up.gif
Like with anything we *build* start with a good foundation and the structure will be supportive


Glad you understood my previous post icon_lol.gificon_rolleyes.gif

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