Top Tier Is Heavier Than Bottom...how To Secure Cake?

Decorating By mom2my3girlz Updated 29 May 2011 , 4:50am by carmijok

mom2my3girlz Posted 29 May 2011 , 2:02am
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I have a two tier cake due tomorrow. The top tier is heavier because it is buttercream filling. The bottom tier has whipped filling so it is lighter. I am afraid to stack it. I put 6 dowels into the bottom tier but didnt stack it yet. HELP me Please....will is cave in???? Bottom is a 10 inch and top an 8.

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BlakesCakes Posted 29 May 2011 , 2:31am
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Originally Posted by mom2my3girlz

......will is cave in???? Bottom is a 10 inch and top an 8.




Not if your dowels are all cut the same length & level.

Rae

CWR41 Posted 29 May 2011 , 4:30am
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Your 8" tier by itself should weigh about a pound less than the 10" tier.

Even if it has a pound of buttercream on it and they weigh the same, it won't cave in with the proper supports as long as the 8" tier is on its own board that won't be pierced by the dowels below.

carmijok Posted 29 May 2011 , 4:50am
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Originally Posted by CWR41

Your 8" tier by itself should weigh about a pound less than the 10" tier.

Even if it has a pound of buttercream on it and they weigh the same, it won't cave in with the proper supports as long as the 8" tier is on its own board that won't be pierced by the dowels below.




Exactly!

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