2" Or 3" Deep?

Decorating By Wildgirl Updated 18 Aug 2011 , 3:29pm by FullHouse

Wildgirl Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 5:34am
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I'm slowly acquiring more pans and have a question - does it matter if I get 3" but only fill it with a 2" amt of batter? Just wondering if the taller sides somehow interfere with oven airflow if there's a smaller amt of batter in it... does this make sense?

I was looking at some 9" rounds and need to figure out if I should just go with the 2" or if the 3" would be more versatile.... ?

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ReneeFLL Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 7:02am
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I prefer the 3" pans simply because I can put more in if I want a taller cake. You are more limited with the 2". I have not had any problems with baking less in a 3" pan.

btrsktch Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 2:04pm
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You can collar a 2" cake to get more height out of it, so you are not really limited there.

I personally think the 2" is more versatile because you can scale it up or down. To each thier own, so you probably won't get a 'best use' answer!

TexasSugar Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 2:18pm
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I have mostly 2in pans with the exception of the 8x3.

I prefer the two inch pans myself. Not sure how they are more limiting.

Norasmom Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 2:19pm
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I haVe the 3 inch pans, but I agree, then two inch pans collared would be more versatile. I like my cakes tall, so I got yhr 3 inch pans.

kelleym Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 2:32pm
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I prefer 2". I no longer own any 3", I look back on the 3" pans as a bad learning episode at the beginning of my "cake career" icon_smile.gif

Wildgirl Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 3:07pm
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Hmmmmm..... so, really what's the difference other than you can put more in the 3"? Why wouldn't it be better to have slightly bigger in case you wanted to make it bigger, or if it happened to rise higher? Is it just harder to remove with the taller sides?


(And then please tell me why the 3" Magic Line on Amazon is over $3 CHEAPER than the 2"?! Maybe because no one wants them?? icon_confused.gif )

CakeCrystals Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 3:18pm
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I prefer the 3" pans especially when I need to make a taller cake. This way I can use 2 3" cake layers as opposed to 3 2" layers. This is just a personal preference however.

FullHouse Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 3:29pm
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I definitely prefer 2" pans. The only 3" pans I own are because they were given to me as a gift, I will use them but will only buy 2". I like to fill one 2" pan 2/3-3/4 full then the other just under 1/2 full. I torte the taller cake so I have 3 layers of cake, 2 layers of filling. My cakes are always 4" tall this way.

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