Stacking A Cake???

Decorating By mdonna01 Updated 22 Apr 2009 , 11:15pm by beachcakes

mdonna01 Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 10:29pm
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I am so in over my head here. I did 1 wedding cake for my sister and it turned out okay, but now I have been asked to do another cake for a friend. She wants a different style than the one I did before. 3 tiers stacked on top of each other. My question is, how do I stack the cakes on top of each other without them weighing each other down? I went to a reception last week and the cake was awful. By the end of the night the middle layer was almost completely non existent (squished down by the top layer into the bottom layer). I don't want my cake to look like that. Please help...

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beachcakes Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 11:15pm
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You need to support each layer or the cake will fall. Cake by itself cannot support much weight. By using internal supports, such as dowels and boards or commercial systems such as Stress Free Supports, you are distributing the weight of the layers on the dowels and not cake. Check out the Wilton site for different types of construction

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