New To Baking ... Some Questions Re Stacking Cakes

Decorating By cakedivanot Updated 22 Sep 2010 , 1:49pm by CWR41

cakedivanot Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 6:13am
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Hi would really appreciate advice on the following:
1. do i need cake dowels to stack 2 cakes 8" square?
2. do i need to cut each cake in half horizontally and fill so that the stack results in 4 layers?

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chocolatestone Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 7:20am
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Welcome to CC. You'll love it here. You will need to dowel the cake even it's just 2 tiers. The top cake will sink into the bottom cake and it won't look so pretty.

If you cake layers are thick then you could cut and fill them otherwise I don't think it's necessary. It's just a matter of choice really.

Caths_Cakes Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 9:08am
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Yes. You definatley need dowels! regardless of cake size, Theres nothing worse than seeing your cake sink and go smoosh!

Regarding four layers, I usually only do two, 3 if its a tall cake. Thats my personal choice, Have a practice and see what yours is icon_smile.gif

CWR41 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 1:49pm
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Originally Posted by cakedivanot

1. do i need cake dowels to stack 2 cakes 8" square?

No, you don't need dowels to stack two 2" tall cake layers... that's a layer cake. Yes, use dowels if you're stacking two tiers (or 2 two-layer cakes). The general rule is to use supports for every 4" of cake height.

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