Newbie - How To Support Tiered Cake?

Decorating By lisak80 Updated 14 Apr 2010 , 6:46pm by lisak80

lisak80 Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 3:48pm
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I am so new to cake decorating and am planning to make a three tiered cake for my son's birthday.

I bought a 9" round (couldn't find a 10 like I wanted), an 8" round, and a 6" round all 3" deep.

I want to stack these on top of one another. I have dowels and round cardboard. From what I've read, I will put dowels in a circle in the bottom and second layer and put cardboard in between. I plan to ice them, let set and then stack.

Is this correct?? Any help or tips would be much appreciated!!! Thank you!

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bashini Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 4:09pm
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Hi, how thick is the carboards? I use 3mm boards and they should be the same size as the cakes that goes on the bottom cake.

Hope this helps.

lisak80 Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 6:46pm
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The links for the youtube videos didn't work out for me, but I searched a few things through there and found some good ideas.

I've completed the stacking and things seem to be holding up well so far! Thanks again!

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