How Sson Do You Stack Cakes?

Decorating By mom2my3girlz Updated 10 Mar 2010 , 7:15pm by jammjenks

mom2my3girlz Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 3:46pm
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I have a 2 tier cake due at 4pm and it is 11am. Is it too soon to stack it? or should I wait til like 3pm. It is ready with dowels in place. Oh. I put 6 dowels for a 10 inch square cake to go on top of a 12x18 sheet cake, is that enough?

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pattigunter Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 3:56pm
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You can stack - it isnt going anywhere.

leah_s Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 4:01pm
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I would have stacked it last night.

moranda Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 4:04pm
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I agree with leah_s I usually stack mine the day before, also I think 6 dowels should be plenty.

Mb20fan Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 4:13pm
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I'm new to stacking and such and was wondering why some of you would have stacked it the night before. Is there an advantage to doing that and if so, what is it? Very curious...

mom2my3girlz Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 4:14pm
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I am always afraid that the cake will get smushed or sink down if I do it too soon. I always worry about everything. So this cake can be delivered already put together right? its a 12x18 with a square 10 inch on the top.

KHalstead Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 4:44pm
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As long as you have a sturdy board under your 10" cake and use the proper amount of dowels it can stand for 3 weeks and it won't make a difference!


If my cake is going to be stacked for transport I too, will stack it the night before! That way the day of delivery all I have to do is.....well, deliver it!

Bettycrockermommy Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 6:33pm
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Originally Posted by mb20fan

I'm new to stacking and such and was wondering why some of you would have stacked it the night before. Is there an advantage to doing that and if so, what is it? Very curious...




My thoughton this is that if there is gonna be a problem, I would rather know sooner then later.

moranda Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 6:44pm
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To mb20fan

The only advantage I have to stacking my cakes the night before is time, that way I have less to do the day of delivery.[/quote]

leah_s Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 7:01pm
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EVERYTHING is completed the night before. That way, I can fix things and/or just deliver.

jammjenks Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 7:15pm
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More often than not, I do the decorating with them already stacked.

They will not sink. Your supports are holding the upper tier.

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