Best Way To Support A 4 Tier Cake

Decorating By Tamayo Updated 26 Sep 2011 , 6:12pm by mayo2222

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Tamayo Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 5:23pm
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My cousin asked me to make her wedding cake. I have made a four tier cake before, but the bottom layer started to cave. should I have a thick base for it not just cardboard. should I put dowels in every tier?

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mrslivvix Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 5:30pm
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I believe the rule of thumb is for every 4 inches of cake you need dowel rods and a seperator board or plate placed in it. I made this mistake years ago before I done cakes much and the bottom layer caved. I had never put together a 3 tiered cake before and learned my lesson from there! I also add a piece of wax paper between the board and layer also to keep all the icing from the bottom layer from coming off on the bottom of the upper layer. I hope this makes sense. lol

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leah_s Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 5:58pm
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Use a cake drum as the base board and SPS for support.

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mayo2222 Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 6:12pm
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You definitely need some type of support system (i.e. SPS, Dowels, bubble tea straws, etc)

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