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Baking By GloryCakes Updated 8 Oct 2015 , 6:14pm by kakeladi

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GloryCakes Posted 8 Oct 2015 , 5:20pm
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So I have decided to make my son's birthday cake this year. I was gifted a set of cake pans that are each 3 inches tall. I am going to just use a box cake mix and tweak it with a recipe I found online. I am going to make a 2 tier cake, an 8 inch and a 10 inch. How many boxes of cake mix will I need? 

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kakeladi Posted 8 Oct 2015 , 6:14pm
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Using the above link will make it possible for you to use just 2 boxes of mix.  Each box will make enough batter to fill one 10" round and about 1/2 the batter needed for one 8" round.

A tier is made up of 2 layers.  You need to bake two 10"ers and two 8"ers.   You could get by with only 1 8" layer depending on the look/design you are making.   

Each pan should be filled 1/2 way up the sides.   That should yield a 2" layer.  Most people who use 3" deep pans prefer it that way.  

Hope that answers you ? :)

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