AI bought the wedding cake three tier three inch deep pan set today. It came with a six inch ,a ten inch and a.fourteen inch. All round and three inches deep. The picture on the front of the package looks as if each tier is only one layer.the cake looked great and so i decided to try them for a three tier anniversay cake order i have due this weekend. They baked up ok with the heating core. But. They one layer three inch tiers look short to me. My question is ... Are these pans designed to be used as single layer tiers? If i double them the cake will be huge!!!!! Hummmm does anyone use these pans and if you do ... Are they acceptable as single layer tiers.
I only use 3" pans. However I always bake 2 layers. I use them just like a 2" pan in that I put the amount of batter in them that I need for 2" layer. I find that I actually get a full 2" layer out of them once I level them this way.
I'll never buy another 2" pan again :D
I use only three inch pans, I do bake with a collar around them so I can trim them off into three one inch layers to tort them . Or just a full three inch layer depending on how high I want my cake. No need to bake two layer.
If you bake the cakes 3" deep and slice them into three 1" layers, you will get nearly 4" by the time you fill and frost.
The other place where 3" is correct is the Australian/South African/British style. Most of those cakes are a smaller size because they are fruitcake, and 3" high plus two layers of icing is the right proportion.
AThank you ill try to torte the practice layer and if its still too short ill just double stack .the six inch doesnt look too short but the eight and fourteen do.