I've been asked to make a Sponge Wedding Cake 12' 10'& 8' Hexagon in less than 4 weeks. I've had a trial run and can successfully get 1.5" out of the 12" cake pan and was wondering will it be ok to make just 2 x 1.5" layers since the fruit cake at the bottom is 2.5" high before covering or should i be aiming for 3 x 1" layers. Since its a Hexagon shape i'm thinking 2 layers on each tier will be easiest but as a novice ie family & friends cake maker i'm not sure what is considered the norm. Can anyone help.
I know some people will disagree, but I really like cakes with tiers of different heights and think your two layers of 1-1/2" will be fine. If you decide to torte your layers (making four instead of two), it will add another approximate 1/2" to the height.
Exactly what Sandra said :)
Thank you, i'll just stick to 1.5" then, just wasn't sure if there was a standard to stick too.