I am making a simple but elegant wedding cake for next week & was curious how many layers most people use on each wedding cake tier? My cakes are usually only two 2" layers for each tier. If I make each tier with three 2" layers, will it make any difference in the servings since it just increases the height of the cake? Thnanks for all your help!
i do all my wedding cake tiers with 1 3" layer cake cut into 3 layers so each layer is 1". Then each layer of filling is about 1/2", so I end up with a 4" tall cake. it shouldnt affect the number of servings, just the size of the serving
If I make each tier with three 2" layers, will it make any difference in the servings since it just increases the height of the cake?
No, not if it's cut and served as one extra tall cake.
According to Wilton, 3"-6" tall yields the same servings: http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm
The 6" tall slices won't fit on a normal-sized dessert plate. If you split/torte the layers and used a board in the middle at 3", it would serve double with 3" tall serving sizes.
Thank you for the quick responses. I will just stick with my two 2" layers for each tier. I didn't even think about the slices not fitting on the dessert plates. Thank you for pointing that out!