Cake For 300...umm Help

Decorating By fairmaiden0101 Updated 20 Oct 2010 , 6:12am by fairmaiden0101

fairmaiden0101 Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 3:23am
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Ok so I have access to an oven that will fit 20 in pans but I am curious, if I were to make some tiers taller instead of wider so that I can just use my own oven-as it only will hold the 16 inch pans and then cover with fondant would there need to be dowels inside and cake boards like you put in between fondant covered individual 4 inch tiers..am I making sense? Any suggestions on tier sizes?Any suggestions at all would be appreciated. TIA

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leah_s Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 3:33am
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6/8/10/12/14/16 = 311
6/9/12/15/18 (half pans) = 312

And yes, you need support for every 4" in vertical height.

terrylee Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 3:33am
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Are you saying to make one 16" round 4" high instead of one 20" round 3" high....? ???? any time you stack cakes.....you use boards and dowels.

fairmaiden0101 Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 4:13am
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I am saying if I were to make a tier say 8 inches high instead of the average 4, after the first 4 inches would I then then add support before adding the next 4 inches and then covering in fondant. So there is actually a cake board within the tier? I realize that cakes need support, I am just curious as to how some cakes have some tiers that are so tall-they must have boards between the layers within the individual tier?

mom2twogrlz Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 4:40am
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Yes. You would need a cake board and support between the two layers, even tough it is covered as one cake. The weight would make it collapse.

fairmaiden0101 Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 6:11am
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Originally Posted by mom2twogrlz

Yes. You would need a cake board and support between the two layers, even tough it is covered as one cake. The weight would make it collapse.



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fairmaiden0101 Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 6:12am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mom2twogrlz

Yes. You would need a cake board and support between the two layers, even tough it is covered as one cake. The weight would make it collapse.



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