I'm making a playdoh cake like the picture I posted, the person wants it to be 3 layers, I told her that it will need a cake board in it, and she said she would really prefer not to have it because of the cutting situation. I wanted to know if its really gonna be an issue if I don't put one in? Has anyone done it before without any problems? [postimage id="2727" thumb="900"]
I forgot to mention that it will be all in fondant.
I do 3 layer cakes all the time. That is my staple for all of my 8/9" cakes. I've never had a issue, especially when using buttercream icing. I truly think you will be fine. [postimage id="2728" thumb="900"][postimage id="2729" thumb="900"]
The only cake board you will need is the one the entire cake sits on, and then the entire cake on cake board, goes on a pretty cake drum. Hope that's not confusing. Fondant or buttercream your cake will be fine. I believe it's when you go over 4 layers like those double barrel cakes that you would need a cake board inside for support, but not your 3 layer cake .
Ahh good to know! I'm so glad. Thank you both for your help!:)
All my cakes, from 5 inch to 16 inch, have three layers of cake....you won't have any problems.
Hard to say for sure since different bakers bake layers at different heights….some bake in 3 inch pans for thick layers, others only in 2 inch. I bake all may layers in 2 inch pans, then trim my layers to 1 1/2 inches tall…I’ve honed my recipes and batter amounts so that I only trim off about 1/16 of an inch of cake….basically just the top crust. I also use magic cake strips with my pans to get very level layers.
If it were me I’d do three layers in that
cake. I am not fond of a really thick
layer of cake without much icing….but to each their own I guess...
Thank so much for your advice you've been a big help. I'm planning to make this cake soon, im hoping everything goes well. This will be my first time making such a large cake lol