Can I Stack With Any Kind Of Cake?

Baking By _beckett_ Updated 13 May 2011 , 4:24pm by paula0712

_beckett_ Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 4:27am
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I've been reading on this site that you should use a pound cake if you are stacking? If I'm stacking 4 tiers, top only being a 6", should my bottom layer be a pound cake and the other layers be the requested almond joy and tuxedo flavors? Does it really matter if I am using bubble straws as support? I'm trying to avoid telling a bride I can't do anything but a pound cake. icon_surprised.gif

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leily Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 4:32am
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cake doesn't support cake, your dowels (or straws) and plates suppor the upper layers. So to answer your questions, yes you can use any kind of cake (even angelfood would work for a tierd cake since the cake is not supporting the upper tiers)

DetailsByDawn Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 4:45am
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Originally Posted by leily

cake doesn't support cake, your dowels (or straws) and plates suppor the upper layers. So to answer your questions, yes you can use any kind of cake (even angelfood would work for a tierd cake since the cake is not supporting the upper tiers)




TOTALLY agree! Pound cake is nice for carved cakes, but tiered cakes can be made out of any type of cake! Take that order!

Buttercream_warrior Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 4:54am
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im glad you asked that..cus i put alot of pudding in my cakes and i always wondered if it was ok to stack a cake with those...so you cant carve with a pudding cake??just pound cake??i was hoping i could use a choco pudding cake but just freeze it and carve it that way

DetailsByDawn Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 4:59am
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Originally Posted by imsobubbley

im glad you asked that..cus i put alot of pudding in my cakes and i always wondered if it was ok to stack a cake with those...so you cant carve with a pudding cake??just pound cake??i was hoping i could use a choco pudding cake but just freeze it and carve it that way




Sorry, I didn't mean you could only carve with a pound cake. Though they are generally a nice type to use. You can use many different types of cake really, there are many on here who use just a straight box mix cake. The denser the cake and the tighter the crumb, the easier it is to carve. It does need to hold together nicely though, a sturdy recipe that will stand up to being carved and shaped, then covered in fondant...

mamawrobin Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 5:02am
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Originally Posted by leily

cake doesn't support cake, your dowels (or straws) and plates suppor the upper layers. So to answer your questions, yes you can use any kind of cake (even angelfood would work for a tierd cake since the cake is not supporting the upper tiers)




Ditto thumbs_up.gif I believe it was Collette Peters that said "you can stack jello with the right support system". I probably didn't get her quote exactly as she said it but you get the idea. icon_wink.gif

Buttercream_warrior Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 5:06am
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Originally Posted by DetailsByDawn

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Originally Posted by imsobubbley

im glad you asked that..cus i put alot of pudding in my cakes and i always wondered if it was ok to stack a cake with those...so you cant carve with a pudding cake??just pound cake??i was hoping i could use a choco pudding cake but just freeze it and carve it that way



Sorry, I didn't mean you could only carve with a pound cake. Though they are generally a nice type to use. You can use any cake really, there are many on here who use just a straight box mix cake. The denser the cake and the tighter the crumb, the easier it is to carve.


ooohh..thanks so much!

icer101 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 5:13am
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yes, you can carve and stack cakes with pudding in them. One of most talented c/cers, sharon zambito, uses puddings in her cakes. All of her dvd's ,etc. shows this. She makes the most beautiful cakes that you will see here on c/c. There's lots of others too, but she is one of them, that i praise continually.

paula0712 Posted 13 May 2011 , 4:24pm
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I was also wondering this: for the last 5 tiered cakes I did, I used box cake mixes with the right stacking support. Lately I've read in a few different sites that box mixes shouldn't be used for tiered cakes especially if fondant covered. Is is still true that as long as the correct support system is in place, you can use fondant covered box mix cakes? The ones I did seemed fine, but I'm starting to 2nd guess myself...

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