A Silly Question On Cake Stacking

Decorating By sgalvan62 Updated 27 May 2011 , 6:33pm by Marianna46

sgalvan62 Posted 26 May 2011 , 1:36am
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can one layer of 11x15 cake hold 2 layers of 9x13 stacked on top? if dowels r used, will it look ok? or should it be 2 layers of 11x15? dont really need that much cake. any advice?

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CWR41 Posted 26 May 2011 , 5:08am
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can one layer of 11x15 cake hold 2 layers of 9x13 stacked on top?




Probably not. I wouldn't chance it... it should be doweled.

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if dowels r used, will it look ok? or should it be 2 layers of 11x15?




IMO, no. It would look better with 2 layers of 11x15 for the base.

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dont really need that much cake. any advice?




Tell us how much cake you need, if you'd like advice for alternate sizes.

Candice56 Posted 26 May 2011 , 6:03am
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No question is ever silly, if you don't know then ask this is a wonderful site filled with a lot of experienced bakers that are so helpful and offer great advice. thumbs_up.gif

sgalvan62 Posted 26 May 2011 , 8:50pm
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Thank You so much for advice, and not making me feel silly for asking, need about 60 servings, if i do a 11x15 with 1 9x13 torted that should be fine right? need the 9x13 to put decorations on ( a bowling cake).

CWR41 Posted 26 May 2011 , 11:15pm
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Thank You so much for advice, and not making me feel silly for asking, need about 60 servings, if i do a 11x15 with 1 9x13 torted that should be fine right? need the 9x13 to put decorations on ( a bowling cake).




Right. According to the Wilton industry standard chart it's 62. (if I do the math for 8 cu. in. servings, it's actually 70.50 servings, so compared to the Wilton chart, it's more than enough for your 60 serving goal.)

sgalvan62 Posted 27 May 2011 , 1:44am
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icon_biggrin.gif Thanks again!

Marianna46 Posted 27 May 2011 , 2:06am
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A single-layer 11"x15" will give you 30 servings and a 9"x13" will give you 22-23, so you'll be a little short of the 60 servings you need. How about an 11"x15" and a 12"x 18" underneath? A single-layer cake this size will give you 36 servings, so you'd have 66 in all. I got these figures from metria's cake calculator, which I always use, because you can calculate by volume or you can calculate according to the Wilton charts:
http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cake_calculator.cgi

steplite Posted 27 May 2011 , 2:36am
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I did a 11x15 baby shower cake with a 9x13 0n top. It's in my photos. I doweled it with straws. Both cakes were torted with fresh strawberries.

sgalvan62 Posted 27 May 2011 , 2:47am
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thank you all so much! icon_smile.gif your babyshower cake came out great!

CWR41 Posted 27 May 2011 , 5:28am
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a 12"x 18" underneath? A single-layer cake this size will give you 36 servings,




You've mismatched the charts... it serves 50-54 by itself.

Marianna46 Posted 27 May 2011 , 6:33pm
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I see that now, and I suppose I should have been able to figure that out just from thinking of how many 2" cuts you could make from a 12" side and an 18" side (which would be 6 and 9 respectively, giving you 54). I must have been zonked last night when I looked that up!

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