2 Tier Question

Decorating By tylersmom812 Updated 25 Sep 2010 , 1:44am by leily

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tylersmom812 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 1:34am
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i am attempting my first 2 tier cake next weekend and wanted to ask maybe a dumb question but im a beginner and i want to make sure i do it right...anyway...im doing an 8 inch bottom and 6 inch top and my question is....does the 6 inch need a board under it or can you do cake on cake? and if you do need the board...do you make it exactly the same size as the 6 inch cake so it doesent show when you layer it for decorating?? HELP anyone please...lol i dont want it to be a disaster, i want it to hold up...lol...thanks

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phoufer Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 1:40am
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Yes you need to put the 6" cake on a board and use a support (dowel or bubble straws) I do trim the boards to the size of the cake and usually put on a border. Are you doing it in buttercream or fondant?

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CWR41 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 1:41am
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Yes, you are correct, but you didn't mention using a support system.

You'll need supports for every 4" of cake height.

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leily Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 1:44am
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how tall will each tier be? if each tier is 3"-4" tall then yes, you will need a board AND dowels under your 6" cake. If each "tier" is only 2" tall, then no, you don't have to put a board or dowels under your 6" cake.

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