Filling Question

Decorating By JMarieSweets Updated 27 Mar 2008 , 3:39pm by JMarieSweets

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JMarieSweets Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 12:24am
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Doing a wedding cake for my brother. So far I feel pretty good with the practice cakes. My question is do you torte the layers or just fill between two cakes? The cake doesnt need to be that big and I was wondering how to get the height of a "normal" wedding cake layer. Im confusing myself writing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA


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JanH Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 10:50am
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Here are all four Wilton cake preparation and servings charts:
(Gives batter requirements by pan size, as well as recommended baking temperatures and times. Also servings by layered pan sizes and b/c frosting requirements .)

Wilton's making a tiered cake help links:
(Everything from baking the layers to decorating with either b/c or fondant.)

Illustrated common cake support systems:

Illustrated dowel cutting by indydebi:

Sleeved pastry filling amounts by cake size:

Filling between the two cake layers is common.
However, you can torte (split) each layer, then put filling in the torted layers and b/c between uncut layers. (So you'd wind up with filling, frosting and filling.)

Generally, each wedding tier is composed of two 2" cake layers - so 4" per tier total.

If you want to make a smaller cake more impressive - a nice cake plateau will give additional height and add substantial presence.

A site with a variety of plateaus at reasonable prices:


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vdrsolo Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 12:37pm
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I bake 2 2" cakes, level them to just a hair under 2", and torte them so I have 3 layers of filling. I use the same total amount of filling that I would if I was just putting one layer in between the cakes.

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JMarieSweets Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 3:39pm
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Thank you...I am off to do the cake...Thank you again

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