Question About A 4 Layer 8" Cake

Decorating By LoriMc Updated 13 Jun 2011 , 8:21pm by LoriMc

LoriMc Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 6:21pm
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I have never made a cake with four separate layers the same size. I've seen some cool cakes on here and I'm interested in trying this. Does anyone have a ball park idea of the servings in a 4 layer 8" cake?

Also do people use dowel rods on these cakes since they are so tall?

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CWR41 Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 6:42pm
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Does anyone have a ball park idea of the servings in a 4 layer 8" cake?

Also do people use dowel rods on these cakes since they are so tall?




If a 2-layer (4" high) 8" serves 24, a 4-layer (8" high) 8" serves double.

A support system is generally required for every 4" of cake height.

LoriMc Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 6:50pm
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A support system is generally required for every 4" of cake height.




Thanks. So even though nothing will be stacked on it, you would need supports?

CWR41 Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 6:55pm
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A support system is generally required for every 4" of cake height.



Thanks. So even though nothing will be stacked on it, you would need supports?




Four inches of cake with supports 4" high, a cake board, and for more inches of cake.

LoriMc Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 7:10pm
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A support system is generally required for every 4" of cake height.



Thanks. So even though nothing will be stacked on it, you would need supports?



Four inches of cake with supports 4" high, a cake board, and for more inches of cake.





Oooooooh you're saying I have to put a cakeboard in the middle? Now I see.....thanks for that, because I probably wouldn't have done it!

TexasSugar Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 7:40pm
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Yep you need a cake board in the middle. For the support, but also to help make serving it easier. icon_smile.gif

LoriMc Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 8:21pm
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Thanks guys!

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