Tier Question

Decorating By Machel Updated 25 Oct 2007 , 9:30pm by kakeladi

Machel Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 8:55pm
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Hey guys!

I am doing my first tiered cake. It is an 8" round and a 6" round. Do I have to use dowels and cake boards in between the tiers or can I just stack it on top?



5 replies
leah_s Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 8:59pm
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You definitely have to use dowels and a cake board.

springlakecake Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 9:00pm
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yes yes yes! Dowel and cake board. Otherwise you might be sorry! I also do a center dowel.

cariage Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 8:53pm
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I have never just stacked them. I always use dowels and cake boards. I think the weight of the top tier would be too much. It just seems too risky. It's not that much trouble for the peace of mind.
good luck

elizw Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 9:03pm
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ditto ditto!! if you don't, the top cake will just shift and sink into the bottom one.

kakeladi Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 9:30pm
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You will only need 3 or 4 drink straws to support a 6" cake. Put it on a cake board (covered) the same size as the cake.
It is good practice for latericon_smile.gif General rule of thumb is to dowel/support every 4" you go up.

Probably won't need to use a center dowel thru the 2 tiers - especially if the cake is not being transported.

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