Baking a 3 tiered cake. 10/8/6 inch with supports. Will box cake support?
One could make a 3 tier 'cake' out of whipped cream with the right supports It's not cake that supports the upper tiers it's the support system used. The problem w/your 3 tiers is that the base is not big enough to give good support once the cake is put together. If the base cake were 12" then 9 & 6 on top it would be much more secure expecially when transported. But that's just my opinion,. I know many people use 10, 8, 6 which to me it looks like a skinny tower. Yes, definately a box mix will not be a problem. Look through my album on this site. ALL of those cakes were made with a box mix using my *original* WASC recipe. http://www.cakecentral.com/recipe/2322/white-almond-sour-cream-cake-wasc#qLMAsuioaUh0qFWP.99
thank you for your response. It's for a birthday party and the design requires three layers. Anything larger as far as each layer, would be far too many servings as we are already at double :) but this is the design of the little boy would like. It's a Batman cake so the tower look might work well :) only transporting a mile down the road so will cross my fingers!! thanks!
When transporting put a 12" or larger piece of sturdy board down topped w/a piece of non skid rubber and set the cake on it. Drive like a little old lady (LOL!).