Stacking A Cake!

Decorating By alijewell Updated 20 Jan 2011 , 2:17am by mareg

alijewell Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 8:44pm
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i know when stacking a cake you use dowels, but does it matter the size? i'm making a 10 inch, 8 inch and 6 inch layered cake and i have wooden rods that are pretty small. they're the ones you would use for skewing things like fruits and such. if not, how would i stack my cake properly?

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kcepenney Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 9:27pm
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That will work. I use skewers as well.

cheatize Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 9:40pm
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I think you would have to use quite a few more skewers than if you used dowels for it to carry the same amount of weight.

Plus skewers are really bendy. Bendy is bad in dowels.

CWR41 Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 9:44pm
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Originally Posted by alijewell

i know when stacking a cake you use dowels, but does it matter the size?




Yes, the size matters. You can use wooden meat skewers, but don't use bamboo skewers--they are too thin. Or you could always use SPS or other plate/pillar support systems.

alijewell Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 1:34am
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Would it work if I put 3 skewers together in each hole?

Balusekc Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 2:03am
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I use straws. Just another option for you.

pmarks0 Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 2:17am
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I use bubble tea straws usually, although I have used straws from McDonalds. But if I'm using wooden dowels, I use a 1/4" dowel.

mareg Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 2:17am
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Bamboo also splinters. I would not use them in a cake.
Straws are all I use. The thicker ones like Sams club has or the bubble tea straws. HTH

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