The first (and last) time I torted my cakes it was a disaster!! Now I only do one layer of filling for each tier (approx 4" tall).
So I guess my question is.... do you always torte? How many layers do you have for each tier?
I am saving up for an agbay so I can do this, currently I just bake short layers-3 layers with 2 filling layers per tier
1) Depends on what the customer orders (i charge a little more for the additional 2 layers of filling)
2) if it's for me or a family event it depends on my mood, but i like the look of 4 layers cake and 3 layers of filling so I tend to go this route more often.
My favorite is to alternate layers of chocolate and vanilla cake. I usually make my cakes with 4 layers, 2 choc. and 2 vanilla.
Always torte, that's my vote.
4 layers cake, 3 layers of filling.
If you practice, practice, practice, you'll get the hang of layering your cakes in no time.
All right Its settled... I really shouldn't have become discouraged after one snafu.
Gonna do 4 layers this time. You all have given me strength LOL
I used to torte but now I dont! I never have any complaints and I think it's less messy.
What about torting Topsy Turvy cakes? I've seen pictures and tutorials and most use untorted layers.
I usually torte, but I have a Topsy coming up and am very afraid too many layers make it less stable.
I made a topsy turvy with mousse filling once. It's the pink and purple wedding cake in my photos. Use good support and a good dam for the filling and you shouldn't have any problems.