Need Some Advice..

Baking By Asslinn Updated 20 Nov 2010 , 6:52pm by Asslinn

Asslinn Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 6:25pm
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I'm soon going to attempt to make my first stacked cake, 3 tiers icon_eek.gif But I cant seem to find the best type of cake to use. I don't want to use a boxed mix. So could I use a sponge cake, like victoria sponge? Or would it need to be something like pound cake. I'm also in the UK if that makes a difference. Hope someone could help clear it up for me, thanks. icon_biggrin.gif

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-K8memphis Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 6:37pm
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You can use any of those cakes.

Asslinn Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 6:40pm
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Thankyou icon_biggrin.gif. I just dont want it falling over or anything. I know some cakes are too soft to use for stacking.

cakesbymindysue Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 6:49pm
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Really, nothing is too soft for stacking since the cake shouldn't be bearing any weight from the tiers above. All the weight should be on the support system.

-K8memphis Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 6:50pm
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Like a dulce de leche that is so soupy milky would not work--but it's the engineering inside the cake that holds it up--not just the cake itself. You have to use dowel or some kind of support system.


Asslinn Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 6:52pm
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Thankyou!! So much clearer now. Can make the cakes she likes now (I'm a very happy bunny now)

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