Tiered Cakes

Decorating By jankie98 Updated 19 Oct 2010 , 5:02am by CWR41

jankie98 Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 10:24pm
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I am making my first tiered cake for a birthday this weekend. It's only 2 tiers. Is it necessary to use the dowel rods for support? I've not had very much luck moving a cake either, so I was looking for some advice on putting this together. Everything I've read says to ice the top tier, then stack, which seems logical, but they're so hard for me to pick up without them breaking or REALLY messing up the icing.

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3GCakes Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 10:44pm
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Yes, even for two tiers you need to have support.

I suggest you watch this cake stacking video by Tonedna:




She's awesome.

DSmo Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 10:44pm
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Yes, you definitely need the dowels for support. Check out Edna's great tutorial for stacking cakes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvaCSW78ybc&feature=player_embedded

3GCakes Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 10:50pm
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Originally Posted by DSmo

Yes, you definitely need the dowels for support. Check out Edna's great tutorial for stacking cakes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvaCSW78ybc&feature=player_embedded




Ha ha! Great minds think alike. I must have hit "enter" a fraction of a second before you! icon_biggrin.gif

bakencake Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 10:56pm
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you also have to practice how to do this a lot!!! I've also seen people put their cakes on cookie sheets, the ones with out sides and slide them on the cake instead of picking them up with a spatula. that scares me so much. I feel like i might accidentally drop it since i have no balance.

CWR41 Posted 19 Oct 2010 , 5:02am
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Originally Posted by jankie98

but they're so hard for me to pick up without them breaking...




They won't break, if each tier is on its own cardboard.

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