How High Will My Cake Be Roughly? Best Way To Do It?

Decorating By kelebek91977 Updated 18 Sep 2013 , 6:02pm by kelebek91977

kelebek91977 Posted 18 Sep 2013 , 5:07pm
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Im making my first tiered cake with round pans. The sizes are 11", 8" & 5". Each are 3" deep. Would i be best off cutting each round in half and filling it with butter cream / jam or making two of each round and filling them? Im guessing that would be a high cake if i made two of each.. Its hard to envisage what height the full cake will end up if I half only one round and fill/ice it.


Each round will be butter creamed and iced. Any ideas please? Its my first tiered cake for my daughters birthday. (1st and 5th joint) :-)

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Lynne3 Posted 18 Sep 2013 , 5:20pm
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Of course it depends on the look you want.  A standard size is a 4" tall tier.  Mine usually consist of 4 (3/4" high) layers each with 1/4 inch of filling.  You wind up with a 4" tier. For your 3 tiers, you would wind up with a 12" high cake.

But you should do what you feel is comfortable.  I make my layers 3/4 inch because my clients seem to like the cake to frosting ratio.  It's like every bite has the right amount of cake and frosting together.

kelebek91977 Posted 18 Sep 2013 , 6:02pm
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Thank you. I'll stick with baking one round each. :-)

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