I am making my first two tiered cake for the custodians at my job. I was wondering how would I stack it? Does it need dowels since its only two tiers? Can I used cardboard cake boards? please help I need this assembled and decorated by tomorrow
If each tier is 2 layers (or 3-4 inches high), then you should put the top tier on a board with dowels below. Not only will it be more stable, but it will be much easier to cut and serve.
Your alot of help
Is it two 4" tall teirs? Yes you can use one cardboard circle under each tier. But I would use two or three under the whole cake. If you're doing a 6" and an 8" let's say. Ice the 6" on a 6" circle. Ice the 8" on an 8" circle. Cover two or three 10" or larger circles for your "base". Put the 8" on the base, put dowel rods or straws around the perimiter of where the 6" tier will be (be sure they won't show) - then put the 6" tier on top.
Are you going to take them unstacked to the event, and put the top tier on there? If so - that's all you need. If you're going to put the top tier on at home - you'll need to put on long dowel rod (sharpened with pencil sharpener) all the way down through the center of both tiers (use a tack hammer to get it to go through the 6" cardboard circle). You don't want the top tier to slide off.
Hope this helps some.
If it's going to be a small cake (6x9) you can cut drinking straws to size to use as dowels. Then dowel as normal. This is what I do and have never had any problems. Just make sure you don't use the part of the straw with the bend. Cardboard rounds will also work. Good Luck
I think between you two I am all good to go.
Thank you again dears