Layering A Tall Cake With Same Size Layers??

Decorating By BespokeCakesLondon Updated 23 May 2011 , 6:43pm by DeniseNH

BespokeCakesLondon Posted 23 May 2011 , 6:14pm
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Hi there. I need to make giant jar cake. It will take quite a few layers of cake to make it big enough. Do i need to put cake plates/boards between the layers? I don't want there to be a ridge in the fondant where the board is...if it's exactly the same size of the cake will it be fine? It's probably gonna end up as 7 or 8 layers of cake at least!

Thanks

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joycesdaughter111 Posted 23 May 2011 , 6:25pm
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You should dowel every four to six inches of cake.

joycesdaughter111 Posted 23 May 2011 , 6:27pm
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...oh, and your boards should be cut slightly smaller than the cakes so they will not show under your fondant. thumbs_up.gif HTH.

DeniseNH Posted 23 May 2011 , 6:43pm
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And you need support straws between each layer plus the plates. But because your cake is so tall you might want to consider using rounds of foam core boards.

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