How Tall?

Decorating By lisssa Updated 8 May 2012 , 5:46pm by lisssa

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lisssa Posted 8 May 2012 , 1:11am
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How tall is your cake??? What size of pans do you use? I use 3 inch deep but I still think they are not tall enough? Am i crazy???

And also, waht do you mean by layers?? Sorry about my english icon_biggrin.gif. i just want to understand: so layers are the numbers of filling??? let say, cake filling cake filling cake... are 2 layers???

Thank you!

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CWR41 Posted 8 May 2012 , 1:45am
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A layer is typically 2" tall. Two 2" layers make a layer cake or a tier.

This is helpful chart for industry standard layers:

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kendra_83 Posted 8 May 2012 , 1:22pm
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I bake two pans for each tier. Example: two 8" rounds which I then level each to 2" high, then tort (make a horizontal cut through the middle) so that I end up with four 1" rounds. I then fill between each layer so that I have four layers of cake and three layers of filling. This gives me a 4 1/2-5" tall tier, depending on how much filling I use. Before I bought my awesome Agbay Deluxe leveler I didn't tort my layers so I had two layers of cake with one layer of filling in between. The Agbay has two blades so it levels and torts with just one cut.

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lisssa Posted 8 May 2012 , 5:46pm
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thank you

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