Tall Cake Layers, Like 9" Instead Of 4"?

Decorating By AKA_cupcakeshoppe Updated 31 Mar 2011 , 9:33am by cutiepiecupcake

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 30 Mar 2011 , 1:38pm
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I'm planning to make a two layer cake where one is taller than the other like the cake in this picture
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rouvelee/5161217270/sizes/l/in/photostream/

If I'm gonna make the 6in round taller than the 9" bottom, will I have a problem in terms of support? Will the 6" cake cave into the bottom one? How can I avoid that?

any tips, techniques, links and help is welcome and appreciated. Thanks!

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CWR41 Posted 30 Mar 2011 , 5:56pm
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Originally Posted by AKA_cupcakeshoppe

I'm planning to make a two layer cake



Not layers... tiers.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AKA_cupcakeshoppe

If I'm gonna make the 6in round taller than the 9" bottom, will I have a problem in terms of support?




Not necessarily (It's not just an issue that it's taller than the one below it, that doesn't matter. What does matter is that the bottom has a sufficient support system, and the top has proper supports for every 4" of cake height. In your case, if the 6" cake is going to be 9" tall, you could use a support system at every 3" of cake height.)

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 12:34am
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Duh, silly me. Thanks icon_smile.gif

cutiepiecupcake Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 9:33am
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Totally off topic.. but I just want to say thank you to the OP for pointing out the amazing talent of the cake artist featured in that flickr link.. I'm going to be up all night ogling at her works of art.. sigh.. to be that good.. one day.. one day icon_smile.gif

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