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How high are your cakes?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

How high do you guys normally do a standard round or sheet cake? I feel like a lot of the cakes I do are rather high.

post #2 of 10

I used to do 2  2-inch rounds stacked, so four layers, but that was usually too much cake for people who ordered, and it was super tall.  So now I will do one 2-in round tortes, and the cake is about 3.5" high, and 4" with buttercream on top.

If there's a baby shower or other special occasion I will make the double rounds for effect.

post #3 of 10

My double layer cakes when finished are high.   But that's because I top them that way.   I'd rather give the customer a nice tall cake than throw away/eat all the cake tops.   

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post #4 of 10
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Yeah, mine are rather high, and serve more than a standard size does. I do the same, two 2 inch layers/

post #5 of 10

I aim for 4 inches high per tier, as that makes it easier with the SPS system.  No cutting the supports!

post #6 of 10
I also try to keep it 4 inches or taller, but I like the aesthetic of a tall cake and it goes with my style of decorating. Because I have limited space in my home I don't have a lot of pans, so I'll sometimes do only 2x2 inch high layers, or sometimes I'll do 3x1.5 inch high. It depends on the pan size and the recipe.
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post #7 of 10
4-4 1/2"

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #8 of 10
5", maybe 4.5" on ab off day.
post #9 of 10

Interesting...  in the UK cakes tend not to be as tall.

 

Mine are a minimum of 3" before torting and filling...  so anywhere from 3.25" - 3.5".
 

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post #10 of 10

Mine are 4 1/2 - 5 inches tall.

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