Stacking Buttercakes - Are They Too Heavy?

Decorating By Brookebakes Updated 20 Oct 2013 , 10:18pm by maybenot

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Brookebakes Posted 20 Oct 2013 , 11:49am
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AHello all, complete newby here! So I'm making a 3 tiered wedding cake. Each tier is made of 2 x buttercakes of different colours, to give an overall rainbow effect. Each individual cake is about 5cm (2 inches) high, so each of the 3 tiers will be 10cm (4 inches) high. I'm making 6, 8 and 10 inch tiers.... Question finally... Will the 2 cakes in each tier be too heavy on each other? Ie: will one 10 inch cake of 2 inch depth resting on another to make one tier, end up sinking? So should I dowel support within each tier? Thank you muchly! :D

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maybenot Posted 20 Oct 2013 , 10:18pm
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Each tier [4"] of cake needs to be on it's own board of the same size.  There is no need to dowel/support within a tier.

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