Stacking A Two Tier Cake

Decorating By Courtneycaker Updated 4 Mar 2016 , 8:58am by dariusjgeorge

Courtneycaker Posted 2 Mar 2016 , 10:57pm
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Hello! So I have a two tier cake this weekend to do and I've never stacked just two tiers before. I have done 3 tiers and to stack that I used wooden dowels and did about 4 per layer and pushed them all through to the bottom cake board and used one long one to go all the way from the top tier through to the bottom. I hope I'm making sense. 

Do I have to have a long one in my two tier to go all the way to the bottom or can I just dowel the bottom tier and the top tier sits on top?


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Courtneycaker Posted 2 Mar 2016 , 11:43pm
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Please help! I'm soooo lost 

kakeladi Posted 2 Mar 2016 , 11:43pm
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Do the same as you did for the 3 tier.  In my opinion you do NOT HAVE to have a long one.  I delivered many 3 tier cakes without a centre/long one.  You just have to be careful driving when delivering.  

What size the tiers are can make a difference.  If it's say a 10" w/an 8" on top it's going to be top heavy and you would be better off using the center one.  If it a 12 & 8 no problem - it's much more balanced.  If the sizes are close then put the whold cake on a bigger board to help balance it.  Like the example above put the 10" on a 12" board then place that on a 16"er for transporting.  

kakeladi Posted 2 Mar 2016 , 11:44pm
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Oh boy.......lots of typos above :(

Courtneycaker Posted 2 Mar 2016 , 11:46pm
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It's a 6" and 8"! Thanks for your help!! I'm new at this and woooow it's stressful haha 

costumeczar Posted 2 Mar 2016 , 11:51pm
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You don't need a center dowel. I never use one at all, but especially for a two-tiered cake, it's unnecessary.

dariusjgeorge Posted 4 Mar 2016 , 8:58am
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yeah  I agree with costume czar. For a two tier cale it should be fairly simple! stay calm and bake cake! :D Good luck!

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