Will My Cake Collapse?

Decorating By happyonhorseback Updated 10 Jul 2008 , 11:30am by happyonhorseback

happyonhorseback Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 11:56pm
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Please help! I am planning on stacking two 14" square layers that are 3" tall. Will the top layer collapse the bottom layer? I am planning on filling them. Thank you!!

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BlakesCakes Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 1:00am
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Those are gonna be mighty heavy tiers. By the time you torte & fill a 3 inch layer, you're pretty close to the 4 inches that would normally be a full tier.

If it were me, I think I might treat it like 2 tiers by placing some dowels in the bottom layer and placing the top "tier" on it's own cake board before stacking.

Just my .02

melodyscakes Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 1:12am
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yeah, I'd do like blackscakes said, treat it like a stacked or tiered cake, otherwise it will LEAN and tower over.


plbennett_8 Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 4:18am
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I agree... that is some heavy cake... with dowels and it's own board, all will be good icon_smile.gif

KoryAK Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 5:50am
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Ditto. cardboard and dowel like its 2 cakes and then ice as 1. I do it all the time.

happyonhorseback Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 11:30am
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Thanks so much - it's great to come to a forum where I can get great advice from more experienced and really nice people!!

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