Need Help With A 3-Tiered Cake

Decorating By cakekim Updated 27 Aug 2008 , 11:28pm by leah_s

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cakekim Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:09pm
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This is my first time doing a 3-tiered cake (10,8,6). Usually for a 2-tiered cake, I use single cardboard cake circles for each layer. Do I need to double the circles for a 3-tiered to support the weight? And can I still use plastic straws for support?

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cylstrial Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 10:08pm
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I only use one cakeboard in between the cake tier...but for the base I use a cakeboard that is equilivant to 3 or 4 cake boards. I would think that you would need more support than plastic straws. I would use wooden dowel rods. That's what I always use for a 3-tier cake.

I would put 5 dowel rods in the 10 inch. I would put 4 dowel rods in the 8 inch cake and none in the 6 inch, except for the tall dowel rod that goes thru all three tiers (including the cake boards).

Hope this helps..

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leah_s Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 11:28pm
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I'd use SPS. icon_smile.gif

Oh, come on, you all knew I'd say that.

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