Stacking Tiered Cakes

Decorating By jennbrownrigg Updated 28 Jul 2010 , 12:46pm by indydebi

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jennbrownrigg Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 12:18pm
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I usually only do two tiered cakes but have had a few orders lately for 3 tier and it seems no matter how precise I am, the top tier always seems to be slightly crooked. Any tips on how to stack my cakes so they are straight? I generally use bubble tea straws as supports and ALWAYS measure so they are the same so I just don't know what I'm doing.
Any tips would be appreciated!

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indydebi Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 12:46pm
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Get a level and check each cake before you stack it to see if it's the cake that is not level or if it's in the stacking process.

What I've done is put my dowels (or straws, whatever is used) in the cake; place a cake plate or cake cardboard on the dowels; lay the level on the plate or board to see if the dowels are truly level.

Just a quarter-inch off on the bottom tier can transfer into 1/2" or more by the time it gets to the upper tier(s).

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