3 Layer 8" Round Cake Help.

Decorating By Grammy_Cakes08 Updated 1 Mar 2016 , 1:47am by Grammy_Cakes08

Grammy_Cakes08 Posted 29 Feb 2016 , 2:45am
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I'm making a playdoh cake like the picture I posted, the person wants it to be 3 layers, I told her that it will need a cake board in it, and she said she would really prefer not to have it because of the cutting situation. I wanted to know if its really gonna be an issue if I don't put one in? Has anyone done it before without any problems? 900_3-layer-8-round-cake-hel_97839156d3b0b0e4a3f.jpg

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Grammy_Cakes08 Posted 29 Feb 2016 , 2:46am
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I forgot to mention that it will be all in fondant.

Southerncontess4 Posted 29 Feb 2016 , 3:14am
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I do 3 layer cakes all the time. That is my staple for all of my 8/9" cakes. I've never had a issue, especially when using buttercream icing. I truly think you will be fine. 900_3-layer-8-round-cake-hel_98555356d3b77dd1d4d.jpg900_3-layer-8-round-cake-hel_98555356d3b77eb89b6.jpg

carolinecakes Posted 29 Feb 2016 , 5:45am
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The only cake board you will need is the one the entire cake sits on, and then the entire cake on cake board, goes on a pretty cake drum. Hope that's not confusing. Fondant or buttercream your cake will be fine. I believe it's when you go over 4 layers like those double barrel cakes that you would need a cake board inside for support, but  not your 3 layer cake .


Grammy_Cakes08 Posted 29 Feb 2016 , 10:20am
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Ahh good to know! I'm so glad. Thank you both for your help!:)

Jeff_Arnett Posted 29 Feb 2016 , 5:03pm
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All my cakes, from 5 inch to 16 inch, have three layers of cake....you won't have any problems.

Grammy_Cakes08 Posted 29 Feb 2016 , 10:40pm
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Thank you for sharing @Jeff_Arnett ‍. I had a question, would you be able to tell me if all the tiers in this cake is 3 layers?


Jeff_Arnett Posted 29 Feb 2016 , 11:34pm
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Jeff_Arnett Posted 29 Feb 2016 , 11:40pm
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Hard to say for sure since different bakers bake layers at different heights….some bake in 3 inch pans for thick layers, others only in 2 inch.  I bake all may layers in 2 inch pans, then trim my layers to 1 1/2 inches tall…I’ve honed my recipes and batter amounts so that I only trim off about 1/16 of an inch of cake….basically just the top crust.  I also use magic cake strips with my pans to get very level layers. 


If it were me I’d do three layers in that cake.  I am not fond of a really thick layer of cake without much icing….but to each their own I guess...

Grammy_Cakes08 Posted 1 Mar 2016 , 1:47am
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Thank so much for your advice you've been a big help. I'm planning to make this cake soon, im hoping everything goes well. This will be my first time making such a large cake lol

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