I Am Confused About Tier Cakes.

Decorating By Monique1 Updated 16 Jul 2009 , 8:32pm by JanH

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Monique1 Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 6:34pm
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I always read that with two or more tier cakes you need to put dowels so the cake doesn't sink. But do you have to put the cake on top with a carboard to hold it up. It never really specifies. All the website's I look at show's it but as a guide to know where to put the dowels in. Any help would be grateful.

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jardot22 Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 6:43pm
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Yes - all tiers above the first need to have a cardboard support underneath (or a different material, such as foamcore). Without this, the dowels have nothing to hold up and will puncture the cake above.

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JanH Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 8:32pm
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Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188-.html

The above thread contains illustrated links to common cake support systems with complete directions.

HTH

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