Help! 1St 3Tier..how Do I???

Decorating By Virgiepblue Updated 9 Apr 2012 , 4:03am by KoryAK

Virgiepblue Posted 8 Apr 2012 , 3:32am
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I am making my first 3 tier, 8in, 6in, 4in. I have the cardboard dowels and cakeboards, will this be sufficient for this cake??
Your input would be greatly appreciated.... icon_biggrin.gif

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Apti Posted 8 Apr 2012 , 4:39am
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I suggest you watch this superb video by Sweetwise, Inc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdzLN5hjulo&list=PL178BA8A7498017F9&index=5&feature=plpp_video

Once you have watched the video, you should have a very good idea of whether or not your preparations have been sufficient.

Vexys Posted 8 Apr 2012 , 1:47pm
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Assuming you're doing a straight stack?

I use a ruler to check my distance between tiers since being a little off can mean a leaning cake. I measure off my dowels by inserting one, marking it off and then removing so I can cut the rest to match. I dinged a cake once cutting a dowel in place and had to patch it so lesson learned!

Apti's video link is a great one =)

You'll do fine! The first one is the scary one

KoryAK Posted 9 Apr 2012 , 4:03am
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Yes, cardboards and dowels (I use plain old drinking straws) are plenty sufficient to support this cake (I use only this for cakes up to 6-9-12-15")

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