Does Everyone Use This Support For Stacking Cakes?

Decorating By marion123 Updated 7 Apr 2010 , 7:54pm by tiggy2

marion123 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 3:14pm
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Just wondering if I have a 2 tier cake, do I need to use the dowels support system? Does everyone use this for 2 tier cakes?

6 replies
leah_s Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 3:18pm
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You have to have support every vertical 4".

I use SPS. Every cake every time.

sandy1 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 3:23pm
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I support my tiers with the dowel rod method, even two tiers. This way I'm confident that the weight of the top tier, no matter how small, won't affect the bottom tier. It's always better to be safe than sorry.

tiggy2 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 3:27pm
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I've had the dowel rods shift on me and wont use them any more. Leahs SPS system is the best but a lot of people also use bubble tea straws.

msulli10 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 3:33pm
post #5 of 7

Not to hi-jack this forum, but I will be making a very large picnic basket cake -
18in x 12in x 10 in high - what should I use as supports? I was going to use bubble straws for every 5in of cake with a board separating them. What do you think?

marion123 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 6:27pm
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tiggy2 - Do people use the Bubble Tea straws instead of the wooden dowels? Where can I get them? Also, what is the difference from regualar straws and Bubble Tea Straws?


tiggy2 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 7:54pm
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They are much bigger and much stronger. If you have an asian market you can get them there otherwise do a google search.

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