Bake Multiple Cakes Or Torte??

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oopsydeb Posted 13 May 2010 , 6:52pm
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I have a question that has probably come up before but, I'm not sure where to look, hoping you can help!
I'm making a large sheet cake for my daughter's birthday (22x14) and in the past with smaller cakes I usually bake the 3 layers separate (mostly my rounds). This cake will be two layers, my question is should I make one cake and torte it into 2 layers or just bake two separate cakes? any other helpful tips about making a cake this size would be welcome!

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emiyeric Posted 13 May 2010 , 7:05pm
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I never do sheet cakes, but I would think it depends on the number of servings you want ... a torted cake is just a layer of cake with filling in the middle, a two-layer cake has twice the servings than your one-layer - twice the baking, twice the ingredients.

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mamawrobin Posted 13 May 2010 , 7:45pm
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I would make two cakes rather than torte since it's going to be a large sheet cake. But that's just me. icon_lol.gif I've never torted a sheet cake but I think most people do according to a recent thread on cc. I'm intimidated to torte a 10 inch round cake. I can't imagine trying to torte a "large sheet cake". I'm just saying I wouldn't be comfortable doing it.

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 13 May 2010 , 8:00pm
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The trick with getting that top layer on top with out breaking is to just slice it into workable squares and just piece them together.

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mamawrobin Posted 13 May 2010 , 8:05pm
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Thanks Rose...I'm an idiot. Why didn't I think of that? icon_lol.gif

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