Stacking Question

Decorating By newcakester Updated 14 Jul 2010 , 8:31pm by BlakesCakes

newcakester Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 3:22pm
post #1 of 4

I am making a cake to resemble an amplifier. It will be small, 12"L X 4"D X 6"H. Torted, filled, covered with fondant. To this point I have not made any cakes over 4" tall. Will I need some type of support? Cake board between layers?

3 replies
mamawrobin Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 4:45pm
post #2 of 4

I believe the "rule" is supports (cardboard circles/dowels or straws) for every 4 vertical inches.

newcakester Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 5:08pm
post #3 of 4

I thouhgt I had read that at one time. So I suppose I could to 4 inches with bubble straws and then a cake board with the top tow inches on it?

BlakesCakes Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 8:31pm
post #4 of 4

A "kind" way to do it for cutting and serving is to create 2, 3 inch high layers and put supports in the bottom layer.

This makes it easier to cut, no one gets "short" pieces, and the pieces fit better on dessert plates.

Rae

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%