Cake Height And Supports For 4" Vs 6"

Decorating By SammieB Updated 2 Oct 2011 , 7:15pm by CWR41

SammieB Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 6:13pm
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Alright, I have a question. I always see people say for every 4" of height you ned support. But what about if you use 3" pans? Obviously a 2 layer cake would be 6". And if that would be okay, then what if you used 2" pans and a 3 layer cake for 6" cake?

I see all these cakes with alternating heights on tiers, but I can't imagine that on the taller tiers that there's support halfway inside that tier too.[/i]

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CWR41 Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 7:15pm
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Originally Posted by SammieB

I see all these cakes with alternating heights on tiers, but I can't imagine that on the taller tiers that there's support halfway inside that tier too.[/i]




Yes, in many cases there are supports in the middle at 3 inches for 6" tall cakes. The Wilton serving charts are based on cakes that are 3-6 inches high if they follow the same pattern of cutting, and some choose to build it with the board in the middle... not only to make it easier to stop cutting at the middle board, but also for more manageable slices that aren't too tall to fit on dessert-size plates.

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