Stacking 3 12-Inch Layers. Too Much Weight?

Decorating By Bubbl3h3ad Updated 6 Sep 2010 , 12:36am by Bubbl3h3ad

Bubbl3h3ad Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 10:55pm
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I am making a cake that will be just 3 12-inch layers stacked on top of each other. It will have a figure made of RK treats on top of that. Will the weight of the cakes themselves cause them to flatten or fall in on themselves? If so, what should I do to prevent this? I have the picture of the cake in my head and I don't want it to end up a mess in the end.
Thanks in advance for any advice!

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artscallion Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 11:07pm
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My rule is anything taller than 4" gets support. Though I have been known to go 5" on occasion. I wouldn't go any more than that.

Bubbl3h3ad Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 11:10pm
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In that case, do I need to go ahead and make it 4 layers so I can put support between them? With 2 layers beneath the support and 2 layers on top of the support?

artscallion Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 11:17pm
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or you could torte your 3 layers so you have 6 tortes. Then you could have three tortes below and three above the support.

tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 11:18pm
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Not at all !!! I did one recently the same as you and as a matter of fact using a 10 inch cake board I carved down for that tapered look flipped it and it was perfectly fine !!!

Bubbl3h3ad Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 11:27pm
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Artscallion, you are so wise! I thought of that and wondered if that was an option but then just assumed it wasn't. Good idea!

leah_s Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 12:24am
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Are you talking about layers or tiers?

Bubbl3h3ad Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 12:36am
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Just layers, no tiers

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