Maximum Number Of Layers When Stacking?

Decorating By eneq Updated 21 Feb 2009 , 3:52pm by kakeladi

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eneq Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 10:31pm
post #1 of 5 i've stacked 3 layers before...can i do 4 (2") layers without separating with a board? my dilemna....i stacked 3, 10" squares already filled and then realized maybe i need another layer to improve the look. i'm wary of stacking another layer on top. has anyone stacked 4 high without problems?

oh..btw, i'm just making a box so i wont have to put anything else on top.

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prterrell Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 11:04pm
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Depends on how sturdy and heavy the cake itself is.

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BlakesCakes Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 3:13am
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Well, the general rule is a board every 4 inches.

I, personally, wouldn't do it, but I also torte and/or fill every cake.

I "guess" that if the cake is a really dense, sturdy one (i.e. pound cake) and only buttercream is being used to hold the layers together, it might be OK.


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leah_s Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 3:46am
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I wouldn't do it. Every four vertical inches you should put in support.

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kakeladi Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 3:52pm
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Definitely need support & board for every 4" of height.

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