I am helping a friend out and doing her wedding cake this weekend. It is a last minute thing, as the original person doing the cake has cancelled .
The cake she wants is a 4 tier cake, with taller tiers than normal (6in instead of 4in tall)
I have only ever done a few wedding cakes, and I have always made my tiers with 2 2in layers. Stacked with milk shake straws and cake circles.
She says I should be able to use 3in pans, bake two layers, to make 6in tall tiers. Is this the correct method? I have never made 3in tall layers before, or even baked in 3in pans. Also I am not sure how the support system would work? I thought it would be better to bake 3, 2in layers instead?
Any tips or suggestions? I am panicking a little lol.
Stick with what you know, use the 2" and add an extra layer, hey more filling, yum! Not sure on the straws, somebody will advise.
I use bubble tea straws. They are sturdier than regular milkshake straws.
If you are doing 6" that is a double barrel. Usually you would do 2 3" cakes. Put a board and support system between each cake as you stack. This way you will also get more servings. It would be ackward to cut a 6" piece of cake.
Here is a link to a double barrel