Decorating By Chloehill32289 Updated 11 Jun 2012 , 2:13am by denetteb

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Chloehill32289 Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 8:21pm
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Does anyone know if I can stack a two tier square cake without using dowel rods? Would it depend on cake firmness or the type of cake?

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kakeladi Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 8:27pm
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No. Almost any cake stacked on top of another should have support. There are several options as to what is used - plastic drink straws; hollow 'pillars'; wooden dowel rods and others. The cake that is going on top needs to be on a cake board or it would just sink into the support icon_sad.gif
The *only!* time one does not need support is if it is a *very small* cake - like a cupcake or 3 or 4"er.
For 6"x3" rounds (which were mostly what I used) I only used 3 plastic drink straws as support.

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CWR41 Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 8:48pm
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Single-layer tiers wouldn't require supports... everything 4" and over in height does.

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denetteb Posted 11 Jun 2012 , 2:13am
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And to support you need the dowel rods/straws/whatever AND a cardboard. One does no good without the other.

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