Stacking A Cake!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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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