Do Wedding Cakes Need To Be Dense?

Decorating By sister340 Updated 16 Jun 2009 , 2:25pm by __Jamie__

sister340 Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 4:11am
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I've always thought at least the bottom tiers of wedding cakes needed to be quite dense to help hold up the other layers. Is that true, or does that doweling make this unnecessary?
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__Jamie__ Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 4:40am
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No, you never ever rely on the tier beneath another for support. This is why cakes fall, crack, split, shift, and turn into "wrecks". You rely 100% on the support system. Whether this is wooden dowels, SPS, other types of pillars/plates, tea straws, whatever. The bottom layer of your cake (if it had sensory perception) shouldn't even realize there is more cake on top of it.

Bluehue Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 4:58am
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The bottom layer of your cake (if it had sensory perception) shouldn't even realize there is more cake on top of it.


LOL LOL - Thank goodness all my *bottom tiers* don't have sensory perception.
So glad we have Jamie on this forum - cause she always paints a smile on my face. thumbs_up.gificon_smile.gif

Bluehue.

__Jamie__ Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 2:25pm
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