As a baker and decorator we have to explain numerous times the difference between: LAYERS & TIERS. There is a difference, a big one! At That’s The Cake Bakery, our cakes are standardized by having three (3) layers to one (1) tier of cake.
Example: You see here to the left, we have a 3 layer cake.
LAYER CAKE: According to the internet and Wikipedia the definition states: “A layer cake (US English) or sandwich cake (UK English), also called a sandwich in UK English, is a cake consisting of multiple stacked sheets of cake, held together by frosting or another type of filling, such as jam or other preserves. Most cake recipes can be made into layer cakes; butter cakes and sponge cakes are common choices. Frequently, the cake is covered with icing, but sometimes, the sides are left undecorated, so that the filling and the number of layers are visible.”
Example: 3 Tiered Cake
TIERED CAKES: There isn’t a definition that specifically explains it on the internet. But, there’s a basic explanation. Take three (3) — 3 layer cakes and stack them on top of each other. WALA! You have a tiered cake.. Here’s an example for those of you who need to see pictures.
In conclusion there is a difference between Layered Cakes and Tiered Cakes. We hope you found this blog useful. If you have any questions or want to say hello! Please feel free to email or call us! Don’t forget to follow us on our social media platforms, and as always Keep Life Sweet!