Fruit Cake On Top Of Wedding Cake Teir - Advice Please

Decorating By jorussb Updated 12 Feb 2009 , 5:29pm by JanH

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jorussb Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 4:41pm
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I am quite and experinced cake decorator, but have little experience in wedding cakes,
I have a 3 teir cake coming up that will be stacked, 13,11" in sponge and a 9" fruit on teh top,

my question is ..... will the sponge support the fruit cake and if not what should i do to support it?
Hope you can help thanks Jo x icon_redface.gif

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Ballymena Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 5:04pm
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As in most tiered cakes, you need a dowling support system.

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JanH Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 5:29pm
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Cakes don't support the weight of other cakes in stacked or tiered configurations - that's the job of the various & different styles of cake support systems.

Here's a pretty comprehensive thread on baking, assembling and decorating your first tiered/stacked/layer cake:

You would be most interested in the cake assembly portion (how to stack/tier) which has links to illustrated and fully detailed instructions on numerous common cake support systems.

Additionally, Leahs extensive info on the SPS system is also there.


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