Hi everyone I'm only a beginner with making cakes I've not done anything for a while now and really wanted to do 2 tier birthday cake .No sure what size cake tins to use can anyone offer advice pls.
For how many people?
Hope that helps :)
Well, the Wilton Cake Baking and Serving Guide shows an 4 inch in diameter, 2 layer (two 2 inch layers) round cake serves 8 party sized pieces. An 8 inch in diameter, 2 layer, two inch deep layers, round or square is shown to serve 20. Those are fairly small sized pieces by my standards.
To get a nice look, I would likely make an 8 inch in diameter either 3 inch deep cake (torted and filled or not torted and not filled) or the 2 layer, two inch deep filled, 8 inch in diameter cake. For the top tier I would make either a 4 inch in diameter 2 inch layer cake, filled or 4 inches in diameter, 3 inch deep cake torted and filled or not torted. For a nice appearance you need at least 4 inches in diameter difference between the two tiers. This will give you 2 inches all around if you center your top tier over the bottom tier.
Of course, you are going to have lots of leftover cake.
Your top tier should be on a supported cake board or plate for ease of serving.