What's the difference between a layer and a tier?


Layers refer to the inside of a cake, which can be anywhere between two and six layers of sponge, sandwiched together by buttercream before being decorated.
Tiers refer to the number of cakes of increasing size that are stacked on top of each other.
Take a look at our handy illustrated guide and some examples of My Baker cakes!
layer of cake
illustration of tiers of a cake

PANDA CAKE

Take a look at our 'Don't Be Bamboo-zled' Panda Cake as an example of a tall two tier cake. 
Each tier is made up of 4 layers of sponge cake, sandwiched with buttercream and decorated with fondant. 
panda cake

How many layers are in a single tier?

Most of our Shop Cakes are made up of 3 layers of sponge, while our Tall Cakes are made up of 4 layers of sponge. 
Our Classic Victoria Sponge cake is 3 layers of vanilla sponge sandwiched with vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam. 
Victoria sponge
My Baker's Classic Victoria Sponge Cake

RAINBOW CAKE

Take a look at our Somewhere Over The Rainbow cake, the tallest single tier cake in our shop, with an impressive 6 multi coloured layers!
Somewhere over the rainbow cake

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