Cake Layers

Decorating By cupncakes35 Updated 30 Jan 2013 , 6:24pm by cupncakes35

cupncakes35 Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 5:02pm
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Ok this is a bit of a odd question. I think I have been doing something wrong with my cakes. I use a wiltions 8x3 cake pan and use about 1 box and a half to fill the cake pan. Question is, is this considered a 2 layer cake once i tort it? I have been baking 2 of these size cakes at a time for my cakes. Is this what a 2 layer cake is? I 8x3 cake pan torted? Could this be why I can never get a 2lb pund of fondant to cover my cakes? Newbie here:)

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 5:28pm
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AI'm not entirely certain I can tell you the specifics of what you are doing but hope I can offer an explanation.

Typically, a layer is 1". If your bake cake is 3", it could be tiered to 3 layers. If you are only baking to 2" (even though the pan is 3"), you will have 2 1" layers.

I personally use a 3" pan, but I bake 2" cakes. I bake 2 & cut each cake into 2. 1" layers. That means my cakes are 4 layers & about 4" tall.

ddaigle Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 5:30pm
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Typically...a "standard double layer" cake is 2-2" layer cakes.  Some people split and fill each 2" layer....some do not.  If split & filled, your double layer cake should be around 4-5".   

CWR41 Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 5:33pm
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traditionally, a layer cake is two 2" layers.

icer101 Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 5:41pm
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My layers are 2". i torte them and fill. So i have 3 layers of filling and 4 layers of cake. Ends up around 41/2"-5". hth

cupncakes35 Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 6:24pm
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Thank you guys for your imput. I always wanted height on my cakes, but I think that I how I have been doing them, I have might be having way to much cake. I would typically do 2, 8x3 cakes, and 3 or 4, 6 inch cakes on top. I am doing a party for 20 people so I think I better stick with 1 8x3 cake, torted at 1 in layers and the stack the 6 inch cakes on top.  

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