Corinne77 Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 7:23pm
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I'm making a two tier cake and I think both tiers need to be 3 layers. I'm worried the bottom tier (9" rounds) will fall on itself because it's too heavy. It's a pretty heavy chocolate cake...not too dense. Any suggestions? Am I worrying for no reason?

 

TIA!!!

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AivaCake Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 7:30pm
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AI'm confused. What do you mean fall on itself? Adding another layer will only make the tier heavier. Maybe I'm just super hungry and not understanding correctly! :)

Corinne77 Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 7:32pm
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I'm worried that when I frost and cover the 3 layers with fondant that it will be so heavy that it will fall or I'm picturing it just crushing down on itself.

AivaCake Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 7:41pm
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AUnless it's designed that way, all of my tiers are 4" high, so 2 2" tall layers. My cake is a wasc recipe which can be pretty heavy and I've never had that problem. Using a good support system with stacking is always important with any cake, though, but that's not really an issue with just the bottom tier, itself.

Vista Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 8:09pm
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Usually anything less than 6 inches will do fine without crushing itself. 

ellavanilla Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 10:21pm
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Originally Posted by Vista 
 

Usually anything less than 6 inches will do fine without crushing itself. 

 

yep. 

many of us do three-layered tiers. 

Lea17 Posted 15 Feb 2014 , 2:17pm
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I've just done a 3 tier wedding cake, and both sponge tiers were 3 layers of cake and held up just fine!

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