Stacking A Cake

Decorating By wjbowden3 Updated 22 Jun 2010 , 3:20pm by leah_s

wjbowden3 Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 1:28pm
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can you just stack a cake without putting sticks in the cake to stack it , or do you have to put sticks in the cake in order to stack it ?

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poohsmomma Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 2:15pm
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If you stack a cake, the bottom tier needs something in it-dowels, straws, etc.-to support the weight of a top tier or tiers.
If you are just making a two layer cake, no support needed.

michel30014 Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 2:43pm
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I've never had a problem with a 2 layer cake, however, any more tiers than that would require dowels or something.

leah_s Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 3:20pm
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The rule is that you need support (SPS, dowels and cardboard, or some system) for every 4" of vertical height.

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