customcakesbysa Posted 2 Aug 2014 , 1:21am
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I'm making a stair-step cake following Doug's instructions here:  http://cakecentral.com/t/581817/spiral-staircase-cake-help-needed  (I'm loving this idea!)  Anyway, this ends up having a total of 6 layers, so does it stack like a double barrel?  I've seen a couple of ways to do those, some using boards between each 2 layers, some not - just cake & filling.  With the way these layers are cut, would you use boards between layers?

 

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customcakesbysa Posted 2 Aug 2014 , 1:21am
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Sorry, I still can't figure out how to upload a pic into my threads.

Dayti Posted 2 Aug 2014 , 8:39am
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I would put a board under the top 3 layers...so a semicircle shaped board, and 4 dowels in the 3 layers below. 

How on earth are you going to cover this thing?! Will it be fondant covered?

Dayti Posted 2 Aug 2014 , 8:41am
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I guess you could put boards in every 2 layers but it seems a bit like overkill, unless your cake is starting off as a 16" round or something. But for a 6" or 8" cake I think just one board in the middle of the layers will suffice, since the top 3 layers weigh the least.

customcakesbysa Posted 2 Aug 2014 , 12:12pm
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AIt's an 8" cake & will be all buttercream. Thanks for the post. All those boards seemed like too much to me too.

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