hi i need some help on stacking cakes
im doing a two layer cake for my birthday and im using fondant what can i use to stack the cakes and i dont want to use pillars how do i do it?
Do i really need to use dowels? Is there anything else that can work?
Do you mean two layers or two tiers? If you're doing two tiers and each is two layers, you should have a cake plate and some sort of supports in between, especially with the extra weight of the fondant.
When I do a stacked cake, I cut a circle of foam board to the size of the cake, and then wrap it in foil. The last cake I made had straws as supports and one thick central pillar (a wilton plastic dowel). I think I might have been better off with something more substantial...I nearly lost the cake going over a speed bump. Usually I will use the wilton plastic dowels cut to the right height for all of the supports, and they work very well. I used to use wooden dowels (cut them with pruning shears) and they worked well, but the plastic seems much cleaner.
How many tiers will your cake be?
I use the Wilton plastic tubes and cut them to the same heighth of the cake. Put a bit of grated white chocolate underneath where the next tier will sit so the frosting doesn't stick to the board.
If I am traveling with the cake stacked, I double-dowel the entire cake, leaving about 2-3 inches sticking out of cake so I can remove it when I arrive. I use the 1/2" foamboard and sharpen the dowels so they will stick into the foamboard base.
Thank you so much im gonna get those wilton plastic dowels