Is A 2" Cake Too Short For A Filling? - I Need 2 Know A

Decorating By karukaru Updated 4 Dec 2009 , 4:28pm by karukaru

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karukaru Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 2:18pm
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Hi Everyone. I am making a cake for my friend's daughter for her birthday as her birthday gift (so its not for a paying client.) I am doing a tinkerbell with the wonder mold on top of a base cake. I do not have large cake pan so I grabbed a 9"x2" square pan and a round 9"x2". I cut in half the round cake and I am going to attach each half circle to 2 opposing sides of the square (so the base of the cake is gonna look like a flat oval or a flat capsule.) I already had to buy the wonder mold and the original tinkerbell doll (plus materials) so I didn't want to spend more money since money is tight right now). I want a taller base cake so I was gonna slice it in half and fill it with cookies and cream buttercream icing but now I am thinking that a 2" cake is probably 2 short for me to do that. Any suggestions? I do not want to bake 2 more cakes to stack them because it would be way too much cake. Thanks for your help!

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ncox Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 2:37pm
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A lot of people tort two inch cakes and fill them. I don't think that is too short to do so. You could also cut cake boards and layer them under the base cake to get height. Just cut them the same size as the cake and ice like it is cake. You could add probably 1/2" that way. HTH!

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-K8memphis Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 2:39pm
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No that's cool--you can fill that if you want.

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ThreeDGirlie Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 2:46pm
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I'm baking a 13x9 to carve today, and I plan to tort it first, then carve, then fill with cream cheese icing... I think ALL cakes should have filling - it makes it so much more special than "just sheet cake" IMO. thumbs_up.gif

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KHalstead Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 3:01pm
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I fill sheet cakes all the time and that's essential what you've got going there. I've even cut them into thirds (little bit trickier, but definitely can be done)

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Williamus Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 3:31pm
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me too! I fill 2" cakes all the time.

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karukaru Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 4:28pm
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Thank you so much!
I will fill it then! Cookies and cream filling it is! =)

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