2 Tier Cake

Decorating By Lynn1971 Updated 7 Apr 2011 , 1:46am by DeezTreatz

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Lynn1971 Posted 7 Apr 2011 , 12:19am
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I want to make a 2 tier cake but Im not sure if I am supposed to just lay the top cake on top of the bottom cake by itself or should it be sitting on something to keep the cakes from collapsing or sinking in?

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pmarks0 Posted 7 Apr 2011 , 12:26am
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You always need to support upper tiers. Each tier should be on it's own cake board (cardboard or foam core). And in the case of a two tier, you should use bubble tea straws or wooden dowels to support the tier. It's the dowels that support it, not the cake it's sitting on.

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Megan1979 Posted 7 Apr 2011 , 12:26am
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Hiya, you need to pop a support system into the bottom cake. I use dowels, then place the second cake ontop. The second cake will also need to be on a cake board. Here is a link to an example http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/how-to-make-a-wedding-cake.htm

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DeezTreatz Posted 7 Apr 2011 , 1:46am
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Originally Posted by pmarks0

You always need to support upper tiers. Each tier should be on it's own cake board (cardboard or foam core). And in the case of a two tier, you should use bubble tea straws or wooden dowels to support the tier. It's the dowels that support it, not the cake it's sitting on.




That's the ticket!
For your top tier - buy your cake board the exact same size as the cake pan so that you cannot see it - just flawless!

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