Help!! Newbie Here

Decorating By kellygr1 Updated 7 Feb 2014 , 3:37pm by RTV Steve

kellygr1 Posted 16 Jan 2014 , 5:38pm
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AHi all, I'm new to cake decorating and I've never made a cake bigger than 2 layers but as m attempting a minion cake for my son's birthday which will be 6 layers, will I need to support the layers? If so how would I do this? All help greatly appreciated Kelly

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MyFairDiva Posted 16 Jan 2014 , 6:04pm
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AYes you will need supports and cake boards in between.

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shaunana Posted 16 Jan 2014 , 7:16pm
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Layers or tiers? Tiers will definitely need a support system (i.e. cake boards, dowel rods, etc...).  However a cake with 6 "layers" could be done without, but you're safer having some sort of support since 6 layers will create a very tall cake (depending on the thickness of your layers).  You could even split it in two tiers with a cake board and dowel supports under the 2nd tier. Check out this thread:

kellygr1 Posted 16 Jan 2014 , 7:49pm
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AThanks both for your replies, shaunana its 6 layers, I'm thinking of putting 2 boards in every 2 layers and going to look tomorrow in my local hobbycraft what sort of dowels they have

Spireite Posted 16 Jan 2014 , 8:08pm
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Hello....thick straws work well (between the 2 cake boards/cards) I've used plastic dowels to support fruit cake tiers.  Good luck

Smckinney07 Posted 16 Jan 2014 , 9:02pm
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AAs a rule of thumb for every 3/4" I'd use some internal support, for an extended tier or double barrel.

I'd use a board & dowells right in the middle-if your not transporting and its for personal event yes you could probably skip it-I wouldn't though.

Just make sure the board you use inside is a bit smaller then your actual cakes so it doesn't poke through.

shaunana Posted 16 Jan 2014 , 9:45pm
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AYeah you could even use plastic straws for your purposes :)

RTV Steve Posted 7 Feb 2014 , 3:37pm
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Boards in-between help significantly!

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