Discover tips and tricks for stacking a 3 tier wedding cake, including centering the cakes, measuring and cutting dowels.


We’ll show you how to assemble a beautiful three-tier cake.

This video was originally shared by rylan in Cake Forums › How Do I? › Hundreds of Tutorials in Here!

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AshleyBallog Says... 21 Feb 2014 , 8:50pm

do you take the cake off of the cake circle?

desfox13 Says... 22 Feb 2014 , 2:37pm

No, you do not commonly remove the cake from the cardboard circle as that gives you a base for cutting, so that you are not going into the next layer. When the top is served, you remove the base and begin the second tier. Sometimes the entire top is removed and saved for the first anniversary.

CarolAnn Says... 22 Feb 2014 , 11:03pm

The cake board provides support, stability and ease in moving your cake. It's a solid surface between stacked tiers that prevents breakage/cracking and allows you to unstack tiered cakes for serving. I put all my layered cakes on cake boards. They're inexpensive and a life saver for me.

sdba12 Says... 24 Feb 2014 , 4:56pm

Would you use the same process if using styrofoam dummies?

funfoodie Says... 28 Feb 2014 , 1:30pm

I've never done a real wedding cake, but I did have to make a dummy one. I didn't need to use dowels because styrofoam is lightweight. Mine was covered in fondant and I can't remember how I got the tiers to stick together, but I was able to carry the entire giant 3-tiered dummy cake easily in my arms without it falling apart, even though I had a relatively long walk to my car.

funfoodie Says... 28 Feb 2014 , 1:31pm

I've never done a real wedding cake, but I did have to make a dummy one. I didn't need to use dowels because styrofoam is lightweight. Mine was covered in fondant and I can't remember how I got the tiers to stick together, but I was able to carry the entire giant 3-tiered dummy cake easily in my arms without it falling apart, even though I had a relatively long walk to my car.

Cheri316 Says... 22 Mar 2014 , 12:18pm

what kind of buttercream did you use?

briki Says... 22 May 2014 , 6:29am

I am making a wedding cake that is approximately 8" high using 3- 8x3" pans, into layers with filling. Plan on using a 12' cake to sit the cake on. Will using bubble T straws and a wooden dowel down the center of all cakes be enough support?


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