First Wedding Cake. How Thick Should Each Tier Be?

Decorating By EvieliciousCakes Updated 24 Apr 2012 , 1:19am by KoryAK

EvieliciousCakes Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 9:01pm
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HELLO i have my fist wedding cake to do next month and im not sure how thick each tier should be? i use 2" cake pans for my regualr cakes but im usure how big the regular weddding cakes ones should be. please help! i have seen for sale 3" cake pans but idk if i should buy them or just double my 2" cake pans.. please help!
HOW THICK DO YO MAKE YOUR WEDDING CAKES?/

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jgifford Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 9:16pm
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Your standard tier is 2 - 2" layers, torted or not. Some people use 3 layers but 2 is the norm. That makes the usual tier 4 - 4 1/2 inches. HTH

CWR41 Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 9:22pm
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I'd just bake double in your 2" cake pans for 4" tall tiers.

For small diameter tiers (6" or smaller), you can get away with 3 inches tall, but for larger diameter tiers (18" or larger), they'll look better and more proportionate to the overall cake design as a strong, sturdy base if they are 6 inches tall.

mcaulir Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 10:45pm
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AS A GENERAL RULE, YOUR TIERS SHOULD BE 4 INCHES TALL.

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KoryAK Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 1:19am
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Ditto to all the pps. 4" tall, bake as many layers as you need to achieve that.

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