Three Layer Cakes
Posted: 05 September 2013 10:03 PM   [ Ignore ]
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So I see some bakeries offer three layer cakes.  I do not mean grocery stores but cakeries and such.  Do you think (or know) - are they baking these layers in 3 individual pans?  Are they making them shorter than what we normally bake in the 2” pans?  Just thinking on this subject in case I want to make some three layer cakes.  (Also, thinking about this because I am trying to avoid work from my day job ....since it is not day anymore but I have work to do). 

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Posted: 06 September 2013 06:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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We bake in 2” high pans and torte each one in half; we use three halves to assemble a cake smile

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Posted: 06 September 2013 09:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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thank you, Jeanne.  I was thinking that…. guessing that you have opps to make another cake and can use that extra half.

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Posted: 06 September 2013 10:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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There are several 3-layer cakes in the Baked books. They use individual pans.

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Posted: 06 September 2013 02:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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There are also many recipes that work fine in higher cake pans, which allows all three layers to be baked in one pan and then torted.

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Posted: 06 September 2013 10:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thank you Flour Girl.  I do not have Baked yet.  I should remove the yet part as I am struggling to find space for for the cookbook I have decided to keep.
thank you Charles, I will be on the look out. 

I am considering scaling the two layer recipes and baking in three pans.  that will work fine for 8” and smaller in my oven. 

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Posted: 07 September 2013 12:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I myself like tall cakes. I always bake an extra 2 inch in case I need it. If i grin don’t need it, I can always give it to my neighbor. iMHO, short cakes look like pan cakes or hot cakes with icing. To me the taller the cake, the more professional it looks.

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Posted: 07 September 2013 12:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Another consideration for tall cakes is storage…if you are baking for yourself or family, often a really tall cake won`t fit under cake domes.  Just something to consider smile

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Posted: 07 September 2013 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Sherrie - 07 September 2013 12:16 PM

Another consideration for tall cakes is storage…if you are baking for yourself or family, often a really tall cake won`t fit under cake domes.  Just something to consider smile

The cakes I make do not go in the dome, but only on a stand when show cased like for a wedding or birthday party or any special occasion party esp. W/ tons of decorations on top.

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Posted: 07 September 2013 11:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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CRenee - 06 September 2013 10:35 PM

Thank you Flour Girl.  I do not have Baked yet.  I should remove the yet part as I am struggling to find space for for the cookbook I have decided to keep.
thank you Charles, I will be on the look out. 

I am considering scaling the two layer recipes and baking in three pans.  that will work fine for 8” and smaller in my oven. 

I hope you get a chance to bake from the Baked cookbooks. There are three now and each have 3 layer cakes.

Baked Bakery has been named #4 America’s Best Bakery by Travel + Leisure.

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Posted: 08 September 2013 06:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Sherrie - 07 September 2013 12:16 PM

Another consideration for tall cakes is storage…if you are baking for yourself or family, often a really tall cake won`t fit under cake domes.  Just something to consider smile[/quote

thank you, Sherrie, that also means they may not not fit in the typical cake boxes I purchase. 

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Posted: 08 September 2013 06:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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prettycake - 07 September 2013 01:02 PM
Sherrie - 07 September 2013 12:16 PM

Another consideration for tall cakes is storage…if you are baking for yourself or family, often a really tall cake won`t fit under cake domes.  Just something to consider smile

The cakes I make do not go in the dome, but only on a stand when show cased like for a wedding or birthday party or any special occasion party esp. W/ tons of decorations on top.

So perhaps they would be good for special occasion.

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Posted: 08 September 2013 06:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Flour Girl - 07 September 2013 11:59 PM
CRenee - 06 September 2013 10:35 PM

Thank you Flour Girl.  I do not have Baked yet.  I should remove the yet part as I am struggling to find space for for the cookbook I have decided to keep.
thank you Charles, I will be on the look out. 

I am considering scaling the two layer recipes and baking in three pans.  that will work fine for 8” and smaller in my oven. 

I hope you get a chance to bake from the Baked cookbooks. There are three now and each have 3 layer cakes.

Baked Bakery has been named #4 America’s Best Bakery by Travel + Leisure.

I will keep it on the list Flour Girl.  But I have purchased 3 or 4 new cooks in the last 18 months and only baked one or two items from them all combined.  hopefullu. Amazon lets you take a sneek peek.  I really am no longer fond of books not providing the weight of all of the ingredients. 

 

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Posted: 09 September 2013 12:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I get books from the library before I buy. As for Baked, I emailed the authors and was told their flour measurement is 139g/cup.

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