Wonder What Everyone Does?

Decorating By myheartsdesire Updated 9 Jul 2011 , 3:20pm by myheartsdesire

myheartsdesire Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 5:25pm
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What does the inside of your cake look like? In each tier, do you have two layers with one layer of filling? Three cake layers with two fillings? Or do you torte two cake layers to make four cake and three filling? I hope my question was clear enough. I have always just done two cake layers but would it be better for some flavors of cake/fillings to have more? icon_confused.gif Thanks!

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TexasSugar Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 5:56pm
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leah_s Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 6:15pm
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I torte 2 layers into four.

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enchantedcreations Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 6:40pm
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How thick do you make your fillings: 1/8"; 1/4"; 1/2" or does it depend on the type of filling?

KalisCakes Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 6:54pm
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I do it one of four ways, depending on what the clients wants/paid for/is in their budget....
Option 1, The Low Budget: 2-2" layers with icing or filling in the middle.
Option 2, Mid Range Option: 2-2" layers torted, same as leah.
Option 3, Mid-High End Range: 3-2" layers, cake filling cake filling cake
Option 4, High End Range: 3-2" layers, all torted, cake filling cake icing cake filling cake icing cake filling cake

cakeastic Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 9:04pm
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If you do 4 layers of cake, do you pipe dams around the filling in every layer?

KalisCakes Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 2:08am
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Any time I use filling I pipe dams

brown_suga Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 2:38am
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I torte 2 layers of cake so I end up with cake, filling, cake, filling, cake, filling, cake.
The only time I don't torte is when I have to do carving or when there's a slippery filling such as fresh strawberries or lemon curd, for these I'll just do cake, filling, cake.

sugarshack Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 6:00am
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cake filling cake

Bluehue Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 6:20am
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thumbs_up.gif - i bake 3 inch high cakes - tort each cake into 3 layers -then fill each layer with ganache or whateve other fill i require to use.
My cakes are 6 inches high - minumum.

Blue.

cake_architect Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 6:32am
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bluehue, i always mean to tell you how much i love your signature!!! its the best quote in the world icon_biggrin.gif

Bluehue Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 10:15am
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Originally Posted by cake_architect

bluehue, i always mean to tell you how much i love your signature!!! its the best quote in the world icon_biggrin.gif






Lolll - oh thank you - its very *Bluehue*

I plan on taking all my heels with me - you never know where i might be invited to on *the other side*.................... icon_wink.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

With a matching clutch bag of course icon_wink.gif
Don't want to arrive not suitably dressed for the occassion. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Blue. icon_smile.gif

suuz0808 Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 12:01pm
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In a four inch cake, I use about 5 or 6 layers filling. Thin!

cakesnglass Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 12:28pm
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Will try TexasSugars - thnks for sharing.... icon_smile.gif

Bluehue Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 12:38pm
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Originally Posted by suuz0808

In a four inch cake, I use about 5 or 6 layers filling. Thin!




Going off topic for a minute here... icon_redface.gif
Must say - what stunning cakes on your site..
What a beautiul country you live in - albeit i was last there 4 years ago...just beautiful.

Bluehue icon_smile.gif

myheartsdesire Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:20pm
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I did my first cake with 4 layers of cake in each tier, one with ganache filling and one with lemon curd filling. It was fabulous! I don't know why I never tried it. I'll do it that way from now on.icon_smile.gif Thanks for the advice! I love learning from yall. I've been in culinary school for a year now but haven't actually had a cake class yet. I just switched from culinary to baking and pastry.icon_smile.gif

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