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 Hi back again....3 tier Alice in Wonderland cake wedding cake! Well after much dithering over recipes I have baked the 12" which took ages to cook resulting in a over done edge and a sunken middle! Now its rested it doesn't look too bad, can I still use it? It is the base cake and will need to hold 2 tiers, I am worried it will be weak in the middle and will not hold the above tiers?  I didn't realize how much mixture that size cake generates and I struggled with my bowls and mixer having never baked anything bigger than an 8" so I'd rather not have to re-bake?!      

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As long as you support it properly it will hold the tiers above it just fine.  Make sure all of your dowels are exactly the same length and you measure the first dowel by against the highest part of the tier.  Make sense? 

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Originally Posted by SJBBLUES View Post

 Hi back again....3 tier Alice in Wonderland cake wedding cake! Well after much dithering over recipes I have baked the 12" which took ages to cook resulting in a over done edge and a sunken middle! Now its rested it doesn't look too bad, can I still use it? It is the base cake and will need to hold 2 tiers, I am worried it will be weak in the middle and will not hold the above tiers?  I didn't realize how much mixture that size cake generates and I struggled with my bowls and mixer having never baked anything bigger than an 8" so I'd rather not have to re-bake?!      

 

Your cake shouldn't actually bear the weight of the tier above, but I'd be more concerned that the middle wasn't properly cooked. If it were me, I'd take a little core out of the middle and taste it. Stick in an apple corer if you have one, or just cut out a section. 

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Yes it does, thank you!

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Well I'v cut it in half to torte it and it looks ok, just a small 1" disc size in the centre that maybe looks a little dense

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