3 Layer Wedding Tiers

Decorating By dchinda Updated 10 Jul 2011 , 1:21am by nelanomaya

dchinda Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 11:54pm
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I am going to be making a 3 tier wedding cake & I want each tier to be 3 layers. I have never done 3 layers before. Do I need to use dowels or will the 3 layers hold itself?

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CWR41 Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 12:00am
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Basic rule is to use a support system for every 4" of cake height.

If these tiers are to be stacked (rather than individual satellite cakes), of course they'll need support. I'd suggest using a board in the middle at 3 inches.

If separate satellite tiers, you might consider at least using a few skewers to help prevent the 6" tall tier from sliding apart.

dchinda Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 12:41am
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Each layer will be 2" inches. Each tier will have a total of 6" of cake with 2 layers of filling.

nelanomaya Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 1:21am
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The dowels will work great & take all the worry out of your mind... With each layer being 2", your cake will be quite high...a support system is recommended...

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