Please, Help Asap Cake Sinking

Decorating By miasuzzette Updated 13 Nov 2010 , 2:08am by leah_s

miasuzzette Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 12:51am
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I made a 3 Tier Cake, Did the whole works put the rods and the Cake looks like is sinking icon_cry.gif What can I do ? Please icon_redface.gif


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leah_s Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 1:10am
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Picture? Is the upper tier actually sinking into the bottom tier? Were the dowels at least as tall as the tier?

miasuzzette Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 1:39am
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The bottom and second tier. I put 3 rods and the when I added the 3rd one I added 3 more. Back, middle and front...same in the 2 bottom i put 2 rods...Mind you I reside in Ct and My sister picked it up to took to New York...Thanks for your respond and Help. It's so appreciate it... thumbs_up.gif

Karen421 Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 1:49am
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I probably would have put in more supports, at least 4, but probably 5 or 6 in the bottom tier, depending on size.

leah_s Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 2:08am
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What Karen said. Two support dowels simply is of no use at all. You'd have to use a minimum of three just to provide a stable surface for the cake.

I know that Indy uses 4 dowels for support per tier. I learned years ago to use 1 dowel per each inch of diameter, therefore there'd be 6 dowels underneath a 6" tier.

However, NOW I use SPS for every cake.

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