When Stacking A Fondant Tiered Cake??

Decorating By mcampbell31 Updated 29 Jan 2010 , 10:57pm by prterrell

mcampbell31 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:12am
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Do you use cake boards between each cake? Thought I had everything answered but then I was like hey am I suppose to use a cake board under each cake?

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prterrell Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:15am
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Yes, you always use a cake board under each cake and dowel inside the tiers, no matter what the cakes are iced in. The only exception is if you are using the SPS in place of the boards and dowels.

catlharper Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:15am
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Dowels in each of the lower cakes and yes, cake boards between each layer. HTH

mcampbell31 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:17am
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Ok Thanks! One More question. My cakes seem to have baked a little smaller than the cake board itself. How can I cover the cake board? With a Boarder?

Rylan Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:23am
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Originally Posted by mcampbell31

Ok Thanks! One More question. My cakes seem to have baked a little smaller than the cake board itself. How can I cover the cake board? With a Boarder?




When that happens, I just use the board as a guide on how thick the buttercream/ganache is.

catlharper Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:57am
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You can but I just trim the cake board till it's smaller then the cake.

MommaBay Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 12:29pm
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so would you use a cake board and dowels even if it's just a two-tier cake?

bakery_chick Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 1:01pm
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I would absolutely use a board & dowels for 2 tier--better to be safe than sorry

chefdot Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 10:53pm
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yea nothing worse than not doing it and it falling apart!
Hey bakery_chick! I am from Montclair, CA... small world! icon_biggrin.gif

prterrell Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 10:57pm
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Originally Posted by MommaBay

so would you use a cake board and dowels even if it's just a two-tier cake?




Any time you have one cake going on top of another you must provide support. It is the cake board and dowels that hold up the upper tiers, not the cakes below. Cake is not strong enough to support the weight of another cake on top of it.

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