Which Size Cake Tin?? (Sorry Newbie Here)

Decorating By bakingnewbie Updated 30 Aug 2011 , 4:47pm by JamAndButtercream

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bakingnewbie Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 5:39pm
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icon_smile.gif hi, i'm making my first "real" cake for my parents wedding anniversay on tuesday. I have attempted to make cakes over the last few weeks, which thankfully after receiving lots of great advice from here, are starting to turn out a little better!lol

I'm unsure whether i should use sponge cake tins and maybe do 3 layers, or use an 8" tin(3" deep) and do 2 of those?? icon_redface.gif

I have made an 8" lemon cake the other day, but I would prefer the cake I'm making for them to be a little deeper than 3".

Sorry if this is a really silly question, but i am still very new to all of this icon_redface.gif

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TexasSugar Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 3:43pm
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I generally do a double layer cake, two 2in tall cakes of the same size. I torte or cut them in half, so that it gives me 4 1in tall layers of cake, and three layers of filling/buttercream. In the end the cake is between 4 and 5 inches tall.

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bakingnewbie Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 2:48pm
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Thank you, I will use this information in the future.

Unfortunatley, as I did not recieve any earlier replies from viewers, I had to take a gamble and go with my insticts (the cake was completed last night).

I do appreciate other members taking the time to view my post, thank you.

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JamAndButtercream Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 4:47pm
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Hi BakingNewbie,
Sorry I didn't see your post in time to help! icon_sad.gif

How did your cake turn out? Is it getting better now?

Hope you post a pic! thumbs_up.gif

JamAndButtercream x

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