Stacking 2 2' Layers, Any Support Needed?

Decorating By luckyblueeye Updated 7 Jun 2011 , 9:09pm by luckyblueeye

luckyblueeye Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 8:47pm
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I know that I need to use cake board and dowels/straws etc when stacking different size layers on top of each other. But...can I stack 2 2'layers that are torted and filled (so they aren't really 2" tall at this point) on top of each other, or will it cause problems with the bottom layer? I just got my 1st Magic Line square pans (8") and I'm so eager to test them out. I'm testing new scratch recipe, new BC recipe, using BC as a filler.
Is there a stacking rule...if I wanted to place 3 2" layers (torted and filled) on top of each other for a very tall cake, does every layer need its own cake board & dowels or just the top? Thanks icon_smile.gif

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kneenah Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 8:52pm
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If u mean taking two 2inch cakes placing them on top of each other to make a 4inch cake thats fine cuz i would assuming ur doing the same thing on the bottom.. so the dowels will hold it the top cake

TexasSugar Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 9:02pm
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General rule of thumb is you need support every 4ish inches of cake.

CWR41 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 9:06pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by luckyblueeye

if I wanted to place 3 2" layers (torted and filled) on top of each other for a very tall cake, does every layer need its own cake board & dowels or just the top? Thanks icon_smile.gif




For a 6" tall cake, I'd use a board in the middle at 3 inches.

luckyblueeye Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 9:09pm
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Super, thanks ladies! Exactly what I was looking for!

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