What Types Of Cakes Should I Use That Will Be Strong Enough For 2+ Tiers That Wont Cave?

Decorating By Hunterjh18 Updated 14 Sep 2013 , 4:49pm by Hunterjh18

Hunterjh18 Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 6:26pm
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So Im sorta a beginner at making cakes with fondants. I was going the cheap route and buying box cake batter and I found that it isn't strong enough for fondant and multiple cakes on top.


I have a birthday celebration for my boyfriend in November and im making him a 3 tiered cake and
I want to avoid the caving possibility. Plus I need some tasty recipes. Im just not sure which types of cakes are strong enough for what I planned on doing.


Thank for the help :) 

7 replies
leah_s Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 6:38pm
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Your support system provides the, well, support for a tiered cake.  The cake itself doesn't support any weight at all, other than the icing.  

Hunterjh18 Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 6:50pm
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Sorry if that was a dumb question. Still learning on my own. 


but thanks though...

Hunterjh18 Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 6:53pm
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Im looking for recopies for strong cakes. Specifically. 

MimiFix Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 7:30pm
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Consider making pound cakes.

Hunterjh18 Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 2:00am
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Thank you :)

maybenot Posted 14 Sep 2013 , 2:50am
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Mimi's suggestion is a good one, but there's no reason you can't stack box cakes--or jello--if you have the right support system--as Leah said.  Any cake will crush the one under it if the support isn't done properly.


Each cake tier needs to be on a cake board of the same size and then follow these instructions:



Hunterjh18 Posted 14 Sep 2013 , 4:49pm
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Im pretty new at this, im kind of teaching myself as I go. I knew about the tier placement and everything, but i guess i didnt completely understand how it worked. lol I didnt realize there needs to be a cake board which makes sense now. I honestly thought the cakes just supported themselves. But this is definitely good to know. Thank you :)

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