Stacking A Layer Cake

Decorating By AshleighP Updated 3 Jun 2016 , 5:09pm by Apti

AshleighP Posted 3 Jun 2016 , 12:04pm
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So i'm making a cake for a friends birthday, i was playing on make a Neapolitan cake with 6 layers. I've never assembled a cake of that height before and was wondering how hight the cake should be before I put in support? Also kind of support should i be using? Please help!! 

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kakeladi Posted 3 Jun 2016 , 4:27pm
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The rule of thumb is support anything over 4" tall.  I'm assuming each layer is 2" tall then your finished cake will be 12" tall?

That is going to be a nightmare to transport! :(  The kind of support used it up  to you -- maybe those hollow plastic tubes Wilton has?  This might be a time for SPS - get LeahS attention for more information on those.  It will give much more stability to such a tall cake.

Apti Posted 3 Jun 2016 , 5:09pm
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Just go with 1/2" (or 3/4") high layers in the neopolitan flavors.      (Kakeladi, I can't imagine she was talking about 2" high layers...)

You'll end up with a cake that is about 6"+ tall with filling and frosting.  I'd recommend two wooden dowels driven through the cake from top to bottom, about 2 inches apart.  You may wish to place the cake on a foam core cake board (covered with fondant or Fanci-Foil) and then you can actually drive the sharpened dowels down into the foam core to provide extra stability.

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