cookiedoescakes Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 8:40pm
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I would like to know how i make sure my cakes are perfectly centered when stacking.  Mine always seem to be a little off. 

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mcaulir Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 10:47pm
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I'd be interested to see if anyone does anything special in this regard. I usually just eyeball it.

kikiandkyle Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 11:18pm
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If you were going to dowel you could make holes in the exact centers of your boards before stacking, and have the dowel in the base layer already. 

leah_s Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 11:25pm
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SPS!

More info in my signature line.

DianeLM Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 11:51pm
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

If you were going to dowel you could make holes in the exact centers of your boards before stacking, and have the dowel in the base layer already. 

I do this for cakes that I can't risk moving an off-center tier or are so tall that I can't eyeball the center.

 

If you do this with fondant covered cakes, drill a little hole in the top of your cake so the dowel doesn't have to push through and possibly damage your fondant.

 

I cut my center dowel so it's just an inch or so below the top of the top tier and doesn't poke through.

remnant3333 Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 12:04am
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Make sure your cakes are level before you stack them. I am sure you will do just fine!!!

Annabakescakes Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 12:24am
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AI freeze my cakes so hard before I stack them so it won't matter I need to slide it over a bit ;-)

ddaigle Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 12:57am
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I take a board of the size I am stacking...sprinkle that area with powdered sugar so the board doesn't stick and trace it onto my cake.   Then I dowel.  Centered every time.  

AZCouture Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 2:05am
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I freeze my cakes so hard before I stack them so it won't matter I need to slide it over a bit ;-)

I could toss mine in the air they are so solid!:-D

Annabakescakes Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 2:27am

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I could toss mine in the air they are so solid!:-D

Yep! Hey, big is your freezer? Can you freeze a 4 tier? I have started freezing mine before I deliver, too, and can only stack a 3 tier, so I freeze the top tier separately and stack before I walk out the door, but I would rather not.

AZCouture Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 3:41am

AI don't freeze them, I put individual tiers in for about 10 minutes prior to covering in fondant.

AZCouture Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 3:42am

AIn the freezer, but no I don't literally freeze the cakes.

cookiedoescakes Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 6:13pm

Thank you all for the help you have given me confidence.

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