Hi, I can make really great cakes by carving and shaping them but I've always struggled with stacking a tiered cake. Does anyone know any tricks to making a well stacked cake and any tricks on making sure the cakes are level????
to stack cakes you need to cut some dowel supports about an inch apart (i use straws that are really wide about 1 cm across) as tall as your bottom tier... and then you use a price of cardboard (that is a little bit smaller then the cake that is to go on top)...in order to get it straight use a cake leveler or a bread knife (on each layer) if your eye is good.....geed luck
Sugarshack has a great stacking DVD. It is available @ sugaredproductions.com
Yes, the dowels. Make sure they are the exact height of the bottom tier, otherwise the tier directly above with look raised or will sink until it hits the dowels. I've learned this that hard way.
Do you have one of those levels that has the bubble in it? I use mine all the time to make sure my cakes are level.
Thanks everyone, I am definitely going to try the straws and the level!