Stacking A 3 Tier Cake

Decorating By Pritter_glincess Updated 19 Aug 2012 , 11:44pm by CWR41

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Pritter_glincess Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 6:43pm
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Hi,
I am making my first 3 tier cake next week and I have bought individual boards the exact size of each tier so I can ganache them like in the inspired by Michelle cake designs video.
Should I remove these boards before I stack the cake or leave them in place?
Thank you x

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kakeladi Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 9:24pm
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Any cake MUST be on something stiff/solid in order for the supports to hold it up. If you remove the boards, the supports will just push into the cakes and not hold them.

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YummyCreations Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 10:15pm
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I agree. You need to keep the boards on. I found this great tutorial on Youtube which shows step by step how to stack a 3 tier cake. I hope it helps!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qu9ZtV51RM&feature=related

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CWR41 Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 11:44pm
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Originally Posted by Pritter_glincess

Should I remove these boards before I stack the cake or leave them in place?




If you remove the boards, you won't be able to handle the cakes to transfer to the other tiers without them cracking and falling apart before stacking (in addition to the support system piercing straight through the tiers you are trying to support).

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/tiered-cakes/stacked-tiered-cake-construction.cfm

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