Boards....when Are They Needed?

Decorating By mommy2owen Updated 10 Aug 2011 , 7:48pm by mommy2owen

mommy2owen Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 2:41pm
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Ok, I'm making a 2 tier cake this week and each tier will be five inches tall because I'm using a 3 inch deep pan and a 2 inch deep pan for each tier. My question is, since the tiers are going to be an inch taller than my standard, do I need to put a board and dowels between the 3 inch layer and the two inch layer? Thanks!

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Moovaughan Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 2:56pm
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You didnt' say the width of the pan, weight can be an issue.

You wrote:
"because I'm using a 3 inch deep pan and a 2 inch deep pan for each tier."

Anyway, err on the side of caution and board and dowel each tier.

mommy2owen Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 3:22pm
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Oh, you're right, I didn't. The bottom tier will be a 10 inch round and the top tier an 8 inch round, and both five inches tall.

QTCakes1 Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 3:36pm
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No. My average layer is 5" everytime. I don't even do it for 6". Now, when your talking 8", then every 4" there is a board.

kimbm04r Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 3:38pm
post #5 of 6

You shouldn't need a cakeboard between the 3 in and the 2 in layers but you will want to put a cardboard and some kind of support (dowels, bubble tea straws, etc) between the 10 in and the 8 in cakes. Also, if they will be transported stacked, make sure to put a dowel through both tiers or you may have a problem with them sliding.

mommy2owen Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 7:48pm
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Ok, thank you all so much for your fast responses! That's why I love cake central. icon_biggrin.gif

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