Make A Two Tier Cake

Decorating By elcs Updated 16 Nov 2010 , 4:22pm by elcs

elcs Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 3:30pm
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I have to make a two tier cake with fondant.
I have not doen two tiers before.
I have been given a picture and must recreate it. The bottom tier is going to be 10.5 inches circle. The second tier will be 6 inches circle. How do I attach the two. I will be putting the top tier on top at the location.
I know I have to use dowel sticks in the bottom tier. Should I use a small piece of cake board under the top tier? HELPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CWR41 Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 3:35pm
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Should I use a small piece of cake board under the top tier?




Yes, absolutely! If you don't have the top tier on its own board, it will sink down into the bottom tier. Just smear some BC on the board before you put the cake on it.

elcs Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 3:46pm
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Should I still put dowels in the top tier too? Or just the bottom tier?
It has to feed roughly 30 people, so should each tier be three layers or two layers?

CWR41 Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 3:52pm
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Should I still put dowels in the top tier too? Or just the bottom tier?
It has to feed roughly 30 people, so should each tier be three layers or two layers?




No. Top tiers aren't supporting any weight above them, so there's no reason to put dowels inside. A standard layer cake is two 2" layers (4" in height total), and your cake will serve a lot more than 30 people, so I wouldn't make it 6" tall with three layers per tier.

elcs Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 4:05pm
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thanks for all your help...

One last question....

SHould the bottom tier be 3 layers then? Or just two still?

CWR41 Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 4:13pm
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SHould the bottom tier be 3 layers then? Or just two still?




If your 10.5" bottom tier serves more than 38
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm
with only two layers (4" tall), then three layers (6" tall) isn't necessary.

(Where do you find 10.5" pans?)

elcs Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 4:22pm
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A next door neighbour has that size pan that I am borrowing. It's a springform pan.

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