AHi all I have to make a group of three cakes. One will be a two tier (8"and 6"), one will be a tall 8", and the other a tall 6". Each has a different height cake stand. She wants them all to be the same height once finished. My question is, how high can I stack cake layers before I need to support with a board and dowels? Can I do a double (8" high) stack without support between the two? TIA
Rule of thumb is cakeboard and support for every 4".
AThank you both for your replies. As a follow on. Any tips as to how to stack 6" rounds on top of each other. My concern is if I ganache the first cake, put supports in and the second cake on top, how will the two be separated to be cut without being a huge mess ???
You don't say how tall this 6"er is going to be. I have made 6"er 6" tall w/o using additional support as they are soooo light it really isn't needed. I did use a long dowel in the center to hold them together just long enough to transport. I always remove those center dowels so the cutter does not have to deal with it. Any hole can be filled with icing or covered w/a flower or other decoration.
Not having used ganache I can't help with that part.