How many boxes of cake mix do I need for a 2 layer cake?

One standard box of cake mix (approximately 15-19 oz.) will make two 9″ layers.

What type of cake is good for layering?

Black Forest: Chocolate cake with kirsch, cherries, and whipped cream. Brooklyn Blackout: Chocolate cake with chocolate custard filling and cake crumbs. Red Velvet: Red-colored cake with ermine (cooked buttercream) or cream cheese icing. Hummingbird: Banana, pineapple, and pecan cake with cream cheese icing.

How do you bake a layer cake?

Should I put cake in fridge before icing?

Don’t Frost a Warm Cake

Baking pros in our test kitchen emphasize that it is essential to let the cake completely cool before frosting. Better yet, you can let the cake sit in the refrigerator for a while to make the process even easier.

Do I need to dowel a 3 layer cake?

It is a 6-inch cake with three layers of cake each 2-inches in height. Usually, you can stack the three layers on a single cake board/circle as shown below. Such a 6 or 7-inch cake does not necessarily need any support dowel inside the cake. They can still hold their weight as long as they have a good cake board below.

Does a 2 tier cake need support?

You do not have to place a center dowel for two-tier cakes unless you want to. They aren’t as likely to fall as tall tiered cakes. If you’re making a buttercream cake, you’ll need to be careful while stacking the cake to not dent your icing.

Can I use straws as cake dowels?

I’ve stacked cakes up to 6 tiers using only straws. The reason I prefer them is that in my experience, dowels are hard to cut so that they are level on the bottom. They are also a pain to cut! Straws are strong, easy to cut and very inexpensive.

How do you stack a 4 layer cake?

How do you keep a 3 layer cake from sliding?

If you’re stacking a cake taller than 3layers, I suggest using dowels or straws to help support the cake so it doesn’t wobble as you frost the sides. If you’re cake still feels wobbly after you’ve filled the cake, go ahead and freeze it for about 10 to 15 minutes BEFORE the crumb coat.