Newbie Question About Stacking Cakes.

Decorating By peg91170 Updated 19 Jul 2008 , 1:42am by peg91170

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peg91170 Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 12:57am
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Ok I'm making my first "big" cake for a birthday party next weekend. It's going to be 3 square tiers. My question is this........when you stack your cakes, do you use bases or just stack each cake on top of each other with dowels? TIA.

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sugarshack Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 1:22am
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u need boards under each tier to support it on the dowels. the dowels hold the weight of the cake above, not the actual cake!

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Texas_Rose Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 1:22am
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Each tier needs to be on a cake board or separator plate. Use wooden or plastic dowels. If you're going to transport it somewhere already stacked, you may want to drive a sharpened dowel down through the cake (if you use plastic plates, obviously that wouldn't work) to keep the tiers from slipping off of each other.

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flamingobaker Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 1:29am
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As you may find out, there are many different ways that people do this.
My method is to have each stacked tier on a board (cake board, foamcore). Dowels (I use drinking straws) cut to the SAME length for support in each tier and then a sharpened dowel down through all 3 tires for stability.

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peg91170 Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 1:32am
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Thanks y'all for your help. Everybody's so helpful.

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leah_s Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 1:36am
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Or we could get you started off right and suggest that you use SPS for support.

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peg91170 Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 1:42am
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Or we could get you started off right and suggest that you use SPS for support.


SPS?

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