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?
I forgot to mention that it will be all in fondant.
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.
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 .
Ahh good to know! I'm so glad. Thank you both for your help!:)
All my cakes, from 5 inch to 16 inch, have three layers of cake....you won't have any problems.
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...
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