Have you ever had a problem with a tiered cake leaning or falling?
I have made tiered cakes befor. I use wooden dowels , but yesterday I had an order of a 2 tier cake and in the morning of delivery it looked like it leaned on side but I didn't know how to fix that . they recieved it but said nothing aince then and I'm thinking about it I 'm afraid that it had fallen on site.
Still waiting to hear fromthem, I'm afraid to ask
Have you ever have problems with tiered cakes while using wooden dowels?
Sorry that happened to you! I think if I would have noticed it is leaning to one side before delivery I would remove the top tier and replace new dowels. Did you cut all dowels to the same length? How big was the cake and how many dowels did you use? I prefer 5 instead of 4 no matter how small in case one fails.
Let's hope it survived!
Thank you for your reply and nice wish ....
I attached a photo
You can see what happened on the right side.
The lower tier was 9" and the upper was 8 but quiet heavy .
I use wooden dowels that are about 1/4 inch in diameter so I use many of them for extra support. I couldn't find bigger size around.
I also removed the top tier and placed 2 more dowels before delivery
The client responded to me today saying thank you for the amzing cake great taste and look ...
I'm sooo happy
I had no problems once I switch to SPS as my support system.
It sounds like you might have used too many dowels. For something to support an 8" tier I'd only put 5 at the most in the tier below it. If the dowels are cut level with each other and placed straight up and down in the cake there shouldn't be a problem. I'm glad it worked out, that's the worst feeling when you think something might have gone wrong but you don't know...