Please Help.....need Advice On Tall Cakes

Decorating By vixjoy Updated 29 Dec 2011 , 11:32pm by Stephy42088

vixjoy Posted 29 Dec 2011 , 7:43pm
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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
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Unlimited Posted 29 Dec 2011 , 8:02pm
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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.

melanie-1221 Posted 29 Dec 2011 , 8:03pm
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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.

AZCouture Posted 29 Dec 2011 , 9:16pm
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I do double barrels every so often, and they are two normal 4" tiers constructed to look like one. Very dramatic.

Stephy42088 Posted 29 Dec 2011 , 11:32pm
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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.

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