First Tiered Cake!

Decorating By ikklejo Updated 21 Jul 2009 , 5:17pm by ikklejo

ikklejo Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 4:26pm
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Hiya im about to make my first tiered cake, its only 2 tiers and there not very big (225mm, 125mm) But im just worried about how to get the top toer to sit safely on top, i mean what stops the bottom tier collapsing?? Also how would u lift the smaller tier without breakages, and would you ice (fondant) the top and bottom separate?? Oh its getting complicated! lol

Any advice would be brill thanks icon_biggrin.gif

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bashini Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 5:13pm
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Hi there, you need to cover the cakes with fondant seperatley. The bottom tier should be sitting on a cake drum/ a thick board. And there should be a thin board under the top tier and it should be the same size as the cake. Once you have covered the cakes with fondant, you need to dowel the bottom tier. Here how you could do it,

Once you have cut the dowels to the same size, insert them into the cake, but not all the way through. When you put the top tier, keep it on the dowels, so the weight of the tier pushes the dowels in. Here is a video which explains how oyu do it,

HTH. icon_smile.gif

ikklejo Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 5:17pm
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Thats answered alot of questions for me!

Thanks alot

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