6+ Inch Tall Cake Tiers?

Baking By Wild-cakes Updated 1 Feb 2018 , 6:32am by Cake-Monster

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Wild-cakes Posted 31 Jan 2018 , 10:16pm
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Hi. I am fairly new to cake decorating and have been asked to make a 3 tier wedding cake. I only have 3inch deep tins at the moment. Should I do 2cakes per tier? I don’t want the cake to look short and fat! Thanks in advance for any advice! 

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youngj Posted 31 Jan 2018 , 11:09pm
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I use 3inch deep pans and do 3 layers to each of my tiers. I think if you did 2 it would look short and fat.

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SandraSmiley Posted 1 Feb 2018 , 6:11am
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I guess it depends upon how much cake batter you put in each pan, because I use 3" pans and only two torted layers and they are always at least six inches tall.  One thing my cakes are not is squatty.  I do line my pans with parchment paper and fill them to a little more than half full.

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Cake-Monster Posted 1 Feb 2018 , 6:32am
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If you like taller cakes, that's perfectly fine. It seems like triple layer cakes are trending now. You just have to be aware that you're giving them more than the industry standard of a double layer 4-5" tier, so you might need to be charging more per slice, since they're literally getting more cake overall. Bigger servings = more money.

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