Kate1989 Posted 25 May 2011 , 12:06pm

Hi I've just started decorating cakes and I'm about to do a two tier cake and was wondering even though I'm using 4 support dowels do I need to put a small board underneath the top cake for even more stability???? Or will the dowels enough???
Thanks

4 replies
saapena Posted 25 May 2011 , 12:50pm

Yes, you must have a cakeboard underneath the top tier; otherwise it may collapse.

Kate1989 Posted 25 May 2011 , 1:16pm

Thanks heaps icon_smile.gif

angelogoo Posted 25 May 2011 , 1:21pm

Definitely, you need to put a cake card under the top tier or else the dowels will just pierce the cake and the cake will collapse on the one below.

Have a look at you tubes for some videos.

GI Posted 25 May 2011 , 1:41pm

Please check this here on Articles. Great step-by-step with photos for stacking cakes:

http://cakecentral.com/articles/107/building-the-cake-combination-pillar-stacked-construction

*All* the articles here on CC are great! Happy caking! icon_smile.gif

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