Stacking Offset Tiers

Decorating By beachmama Updated 13 Dec 2009 , 1:49am by juleebug

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beachmama Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 10:08pm
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I am making a round, 3 tiered cake. I want to have more ledge to decorate on the top of each tier. I was planning on stacking them not centered, but offset to make more space. Will this work? And when I put a dowel down through, I would put it through the center of the cake's gravity, won't be the center of the cake though. Right? I don't even know if my question makes sense or not. Thanks for any help you can offer!

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brincess_b Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 10:51pm
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it will kind of work, in that at the front you will have extra space, but at the back, you wont have any (or very little - depends on the sizes and how off set they are). remember the spacing at the back will also affect what border you can use.

cant help with that dowel question, i dont center dowel. but my inclination would still be to put it down the centre of the top tier.

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Brendabeeper Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 12:58am
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beachmama did you make this cake off centered? I am making a off centered square one tonight. how did you dowel this? ANYONE PLEASE HELP..

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juleebug Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 1:49am
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I did an off center square last month. I left just enough room at the back to do the border. All the weight was to the back of the cake. As beachmama said I placed the center dowel through the cake's center of gravity, not the true center of the cake.

I don't know if that helps but feel free to PM me with any questions you have. I'll do my best to help.

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