I'm trying my second stacked cake this weekend and since my first leaned a bit, I knew I did it wrong. I couldn't find dowels the last time and used cookie sticks. Not really a good plan, I know.
I'm doing a simple 6in on an 8in for my daughter's recital. What would be the best and least expensive way to stack it?
If I am using dowels (or bubble tea straws) I figure one dowel for each inch arround the cake is that they are supporting. So for a 6" on an 8" - I would put 6 supports in the 8" cake.
VERY IMPORTANT to make sure you get the supports in STRAIGHT. If they are slightly angled at all, the whole support structure is compromised.
No dowels. Use SPS. I use it for every cake, even a 6 over an 8.
I agree with Leahs - but if you are doing the cake this weekend, I don't think there is anywhere you can order the SPS and get it in time.
The dowels/bubble tea straws will work in a pinch - but Leahs SPS is about Non fail....order those when you get the chance.
I think your right that I don't have time to get an SPS here by Saturday, so I'll use dowels and order one for my next cake. There is a bubble tea place not far from here that I night go ask if I can buy some straws.
I'm going to sound stupid - but what are SPS's?
SPS are a cake stacking system. If you go to the HOW DO I section, there is a post there by leahs on how to use them and where to get them. They are kind of like the wilton plates and pillars, but nicer.