Stacking Question - I Want To Go Vertical!

Decorating By twinsmake5 Updated 9 Sep 2008 , 2:30pm by twinsmake5

twinsmake5 Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 5:45pm
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I need to make a cake for 30. I'm tired of sheet cakes too. I know how to dowel the cake but I have a question.

Is it necessary to dowel the cake if it's a 3" layer sitting on another larger diameter 3" layer? Thanks!

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mommyle Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 6:01pm
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Better to be safe than sorry, I always say. However, you can use wide drinking straws cut down instead of wooden dowels.

SugarMoonCakeCo Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 6:33pm
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kakeladi Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 5:39am
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Any time you go up more than 4" you should dowel. This is where straws come in handy. Those small cakes can esaily be supported by them icon_smile.gif

In your case, it would depend on the size of the cakes & how heavy. Say you are stacking a 4" round on top of an 8"....I wouldn't. It's like putting a cupcake on a sheet cake.
Now if the bottom cake is say a 12" round and the top on a 9" covered in fondant &/or a heavy type of cake recipe then by all means go ahead.

twinsmake5 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 2:30pm
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