cakeartist86 Posted 15 Oct 2012 , 11:28pm
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I'm making my first wedding cake for a friend and the bride would like tall tiers - 4 layers of cake in each. If my cake tiers are about 2" in height, should I put a plate in the middle of the tiers so that each tier has two separate 2-layer cakes, or should I make them all as one single tier, so that each slice would be 4-layers?

Any suggestions and/or experience would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for the help!

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BakingIrene Posted 15 Oct 2012 , 11:32pm
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Make them with the plate in the middle. Then the slices will all look the same when served. MUCH easier to serve 2-layer sections...

And dowel each section as if it was a separate tier.

And if you can swing the ingredients, bake one tall tier as a test. Fill thinly with their chosen filling, and ice thinly with buttercream. Just because.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 15 Oct 2012 , 11:34pm
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My regular tier size is 4 layers. Each layer is 1" thick. When cut, each slice has 4 layers to it. I use sep. plates between the tiers but not between layers.

Are your two layer cakes 4" tall or 2" tall?

Usually, when a bride/client requests "tall" tiers, they mean 6 layers. 6 is the most I will do without a plate. I have done 8 layers, but I used a plate between the 2 sets of 4 layers.k

cakeartist86 Posted 15 Oct 2012 , 11:45pm
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts

My regular tier size is 4 layers. Each layer is 1" thick. When cut, each slice has 4 layers to it. I use sep. plates between the tiers but not between layers.

Are your two layer cakes 4" tall or 2" tall?

Usually, when a bride/client requests "tall" tiers, they mean 6 layers. 6 is the most I will do without a plate. I have done 8 layers, but I used a plate between the 2 sets of 4 layers.k




Sorry, I wasn't that clear. I meant that each cake layer is about 2" tall, and they want 4 layers per tier. So each tier will be ~8".
If I put a plate in the middle of each tier, the catering company should know how to cut that, right?

Thank you!

BakingIrene Posted 15 Oct 2012 , 11:54pm
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I figured you meant 4 layers each 2".

Print an info sheet for the caterers then they will know for sure.

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