Tiered Cake

Lounge By indepwoman4 Updated 11 Jun 2014 , 12:37pm by MsFancy

indepwoman4 Posted 20 May 2014 , 8:24pm
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ok brand new to all this cake decorating made regular cakes but not tiered. when it gives the dimension in height to feed a person, example 4 " height but my cake is only 3" in height what do i do?????  does this mean i need to fill it with an inch of filling? is it going to matter alot???? 

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kellyk1234 Posted 20 May 2014 , 8:49pm
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Just bake more layers. I wouldn't put extra filling, because the cake can become unstable, especially if the frosting isn't stiff enough. For each cake I make I bake in two, 2 inch pans, and the cakes usually rise above the pans. I cut the tops off to make it level and then tort (meaning cut the layers in half), so I end up with 4 total layers of cake, with 3 layers of filling. My cakes end up being well over 4 inches tall.

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Also, not sure what you're asking about a tiered cake. A tiered cake is 2 or more entire cakes stacked on top of each other. Are you making 1 cake or 2 cakes (different sizes) stacked?

kellyk1234 Posted 20 May 2014 , 8:55pm
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like my profile picture.  That is a tiered cake.  The actual cake that makes up a whole cake are called layers. Just assuming you didn't know since you said you're new to cake decorating. It can get confusing, my mom calls what should be called tiers, layers! :)

indepwoman4 Posted 20 May 2014 , 9:00pm
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i am making 3 cakes, a 6 inch a 10 inch and a 14 inch  they are suppose to be 4 inches in height but only got 3 inches in height.

indepwoman4 Posted 20 May 2014 , 9:06pm
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ok, so each cake is called a layer.... does each layer suppose to be the excact same in height?????

kellyk1234 Posted 20 May 2014 , 9:07pm
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ohh gotcha! Well, if you're charging money for the cake by serving sizes then I would bake an extra layer for each cake. If not, if it's just for a friend or family or something, then I honestly wouldn't worry about it. Unless it's a wedding cake.

 

how many layers do you have for each cake? If it's just 2 layers for each cake, then cut them in half.  If you're using a stiff buttercream for the filling then you probably can just add more filling, but you may have bulges on the side of the cake after it all settles.

kellyk1234 Posted 20 May 2014 , 9:09pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by indepwoman4 
 

ok, so each cake is called a layer.... does each layer suppose to be the excact same in height?????

No a whole cake is called a tier. The 4, or however many, cake layers inside of the cake are called layers.

 

And it's ideal for all the layers inside the cake to be the same size

kellyk1234 Posted 20 May 2014 , 9:13pm
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Here you go, sums it up!  

indepwoman4 Posted 20 May 2014 , 9:14pm
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just a friend and a graduation, they know im just learning, and each cake will have 2 layers

thank you so much for the help

indepwoman4 Posted 20 May 2014 , 9:15pm
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thank you

kellyk1234 Posted 20 May 2014 , 9:19pm
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You're welcome! Happy to help!   You may already be doing this, but if you're stacking those cakes on top of each other then they need a support system, some type of dowels and each cake needs to sit on it's own cake board.

indepwoman4 Posted 20 May 2014 , 9:22pm
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yes i am doing that again thank you for everything ... i love this site

kellyk1234 Posted 20 May 2014 , 9:24pm
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Ok just checking. Some people don't know.  Happy Baking! :)

MsFancy Posted 11 Jun 2014 , 12:37pm
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AWow kellyk thank you so much. You were very helpful to me in your answers because i had the exact same questions as indepwoman and you answered all of them fully for me so thanks so much ;-)

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