I'm just getting started as a "professional baker", I'm used to making smaller 8"-9" layer cakes but never anything larger than that. my question is, if I were making like a wedding cake or something requiring 12" or greater how do I make enough batter to make sure I can fill the pans? Are the special recipes for larger quantities or do i double my standard 9" recipes which i'm thinking would affect the quality of the cake and flavor. Please help
I have always just doubled my recipes for larger cakes! or triple!
Also, do not over fill your pans. I have read to only fill them anywhere from 1/2 to 2/3 full.
It will probably vary depending on the cake you're making too. Some batters are a lot thicker than others and rise differently. Might have to do some experimenting before you get it perfect.
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