Hi, i am making a 2 tier cake no biggie i can do that my question is how do i make each tier more than 6 inches each? is it as simple as just buying deeper pans???? or thicker filling ? any help would be great am making the cake for my friends 9 year old daughter on Feb 1st in aqua and lime and really want the cake to "wow" her
You don't need to buy deeper pans, just stack as many layers that you need for the desired height remembering to use a support system for every 4" of cake height.
When I need a much taller cake than my 4" - 4 1/2 " norm I will make 3 - 2" layers. Very time consuming in terms of baking, but it looks nice for certain designs.
I do double barrels every so often, and they are two normal 4" tiers constructed to look like one. Very dramatic.
I also make 3 - 2in layers when I need a taller cake, and I don't typically use additional supports within each tier. I use a stiff dam of really thick chocolate ganache and then crumb coat another thick layer of ganache.