rifmu Posted 3 May 2012 , 10:03pm
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Hi,
I need a 4 inch cake to use sps, I have 3 inch pan.
What is the best way to proceed - try to bake to the top of 3 inch pan and fill or do 2 runs of 3/4 full 3 inch pan.
Thank you!

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arlenej Posted 4 May 2012 , 2:36am
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2 runs would be safer, then sandwich them with buttercream and skewer them.

southerncross Posted 4 May 2012 , 2:47am
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I use 3 inch pans filled 3/4 and then tort them...giving me four layers of cake and a resulting 5 inch tall cake!...I just cut my SPS posts to fit. it's fine when I'm stacking three tiers but less than that it looks weird...so I end up only using three of the torted layers.

rifmu Posted 4 May 2012 , 4:13pm
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Thank yyou!
how many cake mixes does it take to fill 3 inch tall 12" round pan 3/4 full?

southerncross Posted 4 May 2012 , 9:49pm
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I don't use mixes so I really can't say but it takes about 11 - 12 cups of batter for the 3" pan. It depends upon the recipe I use because some batters rise higher than others.

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