How Do I Stack A 4 Tier Cake?

Decorating By gpereda Updated 29 Jan 2010 , 1:52am by leah_s

gpereda Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 7:00pm
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I will be doing a 4 tier present cake and don't have a clue on how to stack the cakes without having them slide apart can someone help please.

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sweet-n-sassy Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 7:16pm
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you will need to put 4 small dowels in the bottom tier of the cake, then put the next tier on top of it and put 4 dowels in it, do the same for the 3rd tier and put the top tier on. you don't need to put dowels in that tier but you will want to put a longer dowel through the whole cake. hope this helps, if you have more questions let me know.

prterrell Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 8:09pm
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Also, each tier must be on cardboard.

ZoesMum Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 1:19am
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And when you go to put the longer wooen dowel through the whole cake, sharpen the end to a point, and then twist and push to get it through the cardboard between the layers...

KarolynAndrea Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 1:33am
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Sugarshack has a great DVD called Successful Stacking. You can get it at

Renaejrk Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 1:51am
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I usually use a hammer and "gently" (lol) tap the larger center dowel through the whole cake so it easily goes through the cardboard.

leah_s Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 1:52am
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There are pictures in my SPS tutorial of me sacking a three tier cake. If you use SPS it will be really easy. And sturdy.

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