Pumpkin Cake Stability

Decorating By rrmom2boys Updated 1 Oct 2008 , 8:28pm by rrmom2boys

rrmom2boys Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 12:33pm
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I wanted to try the pumpkin cake made by stacking two bundt cakes. For those of you who have made this cake, is it very stable? Do you put any support in it?

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cakebaker1957 Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 1:38pm
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I havent done that cake, but looks like if you dowel rod it it would be fine are you moving it after you put it together?? make sure you put a strong dam inbetween the layers, Hope this helps

peg91170 Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 8:16pm
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I've made it before and didn't put any sort of support in it, but then again I didn't have to transport it.

Jayde Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 10:01pm
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Make sure that they are really level. Good dam of BC, and I used a food skewer instead of a dowel. I put in 3, then clipped them close to the top. Just to keep the top from sliding off the bottom.


kakeladi Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 11:51pm
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What Jade said is right onicon_smile.gif
The general rule of thumb is use dowels for every 4" of heighth. Soooo if those bundt cakes a like 3" then you should be safe not putting supports in. The use of kabob sticks will keep the two pieces from sliding apart - not support the weight of one on top of the other.

ceshell Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 8:01am
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I did one and I used dowels; I was transporting it well over 60 miles and didn't want to take any chances. I had torted the layers so each layer probably was close to 4" in height. When I constructed the cake, I put the top cake on its own board because the cakes were two different flavors, so they were easier to separate and serve.

rrmom2boys Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 8:28pm
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Thanks for all the help! icon_smile.gif

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