3 Tier..

Decorating By Virgiepblue Updated 7 Dec 2010 , 11:10am by Virgiepblue

Virgiepblue Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:02am
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I plan on making my first three tier, a 10, an 8 and a 6.
Should i be using dowel rods for this?
Thank you..

8 replies
cupadeecakes Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:18am
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I would use drinking straws, but dowels would work fine too. I would recommend running a dowel through all three tiers.

Karen421 Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:19am
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I prefer the SPS or bubble tea straws. icon_smile.gif

hbarberycakes Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:19am
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I do for anything tiered. I use the bubble tea straws though, those are awesome!!! There are tons of forums on here about how to stack cakes and the "protocol" for it. Good luck icon_smile.gif

madgeowens Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:22am
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I always use the thin (pencil diameter) size n between tiers and then a long one thru all tiers in the center.....hope this helps...also I use a pencil sharpener to make a slight point to hammer it thru, use sharpener for this only

leah_s Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:29am
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Of course, I always recommend SPS. It's a great support system and extremely easy to use. And sturdy. And cheap.

hbarberycakes Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:55am
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hehe i knew leah_s would say sps!! any forum i read i see you talking about it!

Cake_whiz Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 5:11am
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Yes, definitely use some form of support system. Dowels should work great. I haven't tried bubble tea straws but alot of people have mentioned using those in other forum postings....

Virgiepblue Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 11:10am
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thank you all...I am definately going to look into each of the recommeded options and do my homework..
Thanks again for the info.....

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