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Guide To Baking Tiered Wedding Cake

Use this chart as a guide when baking wedding cake tiers. Fill pans 1/2 to 2/3 full; 3 in. deep pans should be filled only 1/2 full. Batter amounts for the 2 in. cakes on the chart are for pans 2/3 full of batter. An average 2-layer cake mix yields 4 to 5 1/2 cups of batter. For large cakes, always check for doneness after they have baked for one hour. For pans 11 inches and larger, we recommend using a heating core to insure even baking. Icing amounts are very general and will vary with consistency, thickness applied and tips used. These amounts allow for top and bottom borders. Number of servings are intended as a guide only.

2 in. Deep Pans
Pan Shape Pan Size Servings 2 layer Cups Batter for 1 layer Baking Temps. Baking Time Minutes Cups of Icing 2 Layer Cake
Oval Cake Pans 7 3/4" x 5 3/8" 13 2 1/2 350 25-30 3
  10 3/4" x 7 7/8" 26 5 350 35-40 4
  13 1/2" x 9 7/8" 45 8 350 35-40 5 1/2
  16 1/2" x 12 3/8" 70 11 325 40-45 8
Round Cake Pans 6" 12 2 350 25-30 3
  8" 24 3 350 30-35 4
  9" 32 5 1/3 350 30-35 4 1/2
  10" 38 6 350 35-40 5
  12" 56 7 1/2 350 35-40 6
  14" 78 10 325 50-55 8
  16" 100 15 325 55-60 9
Petal Cake Pans 6" 8 1 1/2 350 25-30 3
  9" 18 3 1/2 350 35-40 4
  12" 40 7 350 35-40 6
  15" 64 11 325 50-55 8
Hexagon Cake Pan 6" 11 1 3/4 350 30-35 3
  9" 26 3 1/2 350 35-40 4
  12" 40 6 350 40-45 6
  15" 70 11 1/2 325 50-55 8
Heart Cake Pans 6" 14 1 1/2 350 25-30 3 1/2
  8" 22 3 1/2 350 30-35 4 1/2
  9" 28 3 1/2 350 30-35 6
  10" 38 5 350 30-35 8 1/2
  12" 56 8 325 45-50 9
  14" 72 10 325 45-50 10
  15" 74 10 325 40-45 11
  16" 94 11 325 40-45 12
Square Cake Pans 6" 18 2 350 30-35 3
  8" 32 4 350 35-40 4 1/2
  10" 50 6 350 35-40 6
  12" 72 10 350 40-45 7 1/2
  14" 98 13 1/2 325 45-50 9 1/2
  16" 128 15 1/2 325 45-50 11
  18" 162 18 325 50-55 12
3 in. Deep Pans
Pan Shape Pan Size Servings 2 layer Cups Batter for 1 layer Baking Temps. Baking Time Minutes Cups of Icing 1 Layer Cake
Round 6" 12 3 350 35-40 3
  8" 24 5 350 55-60 4
  10" 38 8 325 65-75 5
  12" 56 11 325 75-85 6
  14" 78 15 325 75-85 8
  16" 100 18 325 75-85 9
18" Half Round 2" layer 130* 9** 325 60-65 10 1/2
  3" layer 130* 12** 325 60-65 10 1/2
Square 8" 32 6 1/2 350 60-65 4 1/2
  10" 50 9 350 65-75 6
  12" 72 14 350 65-75 7 1/2
  14" 98 19 325 65-75 9 1/2
Contour 7" 11 3 1/2 350 45-50 2
  9" 17 5 1/2 350 45-50 2 1/2
  11" 24 8 350 55-60 3
  13" 39 13 325 75-85 4
  15" 48 16 325 75-85 5
Odd Pan Depths
Pan Shape Pan Size Servings 2 layer Cups Batter for 1 layer Baking Temps. Baking Time Minutes Cups of Icing 1 Layer Cake
2 1/2 deep Beveled 8" 9 3 350 35-40 2
  10" 15 5 350 40-45 2 1/2
  12" 21 7 350 45-50 3 1/2
1 1/4 Deep Beveled 14" 18 7 325 45-50 4
  16" 24 8 325 45-50 5

*Two half rounds **For each half round pan