How Do I Stack A 6" Cake Onto A 9"?

Baking By Kels93 Updated 18 Apr 2016 , 5:26pm by kakeladi

Kels93 Posted 18 Apr 2016 , 11:05am
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the 6" will be vanilla sponge and the 9" will be chocolate sponge. Can I put the top tier straight into the bottom as there are only two tiers or do I still need to stack and dowel? If so, how do I do it?

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Kels93 Posted 18 Apr 2016 , 11:06am
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That was supposed to say straight ONTO the bottom tier!

phennig Posted 18 Apr 2016 , 11:21am
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You still need to dowel the bottom cake. I usually use between 5-6 dowels under a 6 inch cake. If you don't use dowels the 6 inch will sink into the cake below and won't be stand straight. Hope that helps!

phennig Posted 18 Apr 2016 , 11:23am
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Oh I forgot, you must also have a 6 inch cake board under the 6 inch cake. You can you stack a cake onto another cake without one.

kakeladi Posted 18 Apr 2016 , 5:26pm
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I'm assuming each of your tiers are 4" tall then You do need to stack and dowel but all that is needed is to put the 6"cake on a 6" cake board, then dowel with 3 straws (yes, plastic drink straws).  5 or 6 is way too many.  A cake board the same size as the 'upper tier' is always needed.

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