This would be my first time stacking cakes, so I have a few questions
(I also hope that this is the right section for these kind of questions)
I would stack two cakes (9-inch and 8-inch), larger on the bottom, smaller on top.
OK, I'll try to describe the cakes as much as I can, so you can help me
Both cakes will have three layers each (one pan = one layer), so that will make 6 layers total.
The filling isn't BC, it's a filling of a Boston cream pie-type...
So? Do I need dowels? How many? How to arrange them?
Any help is greatly appreciated
Thank you all in advance
Hi, i stacked my first cake the other day when i made a castle cake for my niece, i would say to put a board inbetween after 3 layers and use 4 dowels undernief to support to make sure the cakes dont sink into each other. I placed my dowels in a square shape so it was even weight all the way round. the picture of the cake i done can be found in my pictures.
I hope that helps im quite new to this aswell, so really sorry if its not.
put a board inbetween after 3 layers and use 4 dowels undernief to support to make sure the cakes dont sink into each other. I placed my dowels in a square shape so it was even weight all the way round.
This is great!
I wasn't sure how to arrange the dowels, but this is great!
One more question - how thick dowels did you use?
Ybird is right. Each tier should be constructed seperately, stacked on a cake round (a piece of cardboard the size of your cake). I cut a hole out of the center of each cardboard before I construct the cake on the cardboard. Then, you want to evenly space your dowels out, to evenly support the weight of the next tier. I spread a little bit of buttercream on top of my bottom tier, so the second tier sticks to it when you put it on top.
Once my tiers are stacked, I put a long dowel thru the top of the cake, all the way down to your cake board. So that helps steady the cake as well.
I probably use 5 dowels in the bottom tier to support the top tier - not sure what anyone else does, I'd actually like to know how many everyone else uses? Plus the long one for the center, 6 total.
Hope that helps! Good luck!
You guys are great!
My plan is to make the bottom layer, ice it, put in 4 dowels and then put the smaller cake on top and run the long dowel down the center
I'm guessing I don't need very thick dowels, because it's only two tiers
Oh, I'm so happy now
That should do it! Have fun