Tower Or Barrel Cake Tiers

Baking By Susan6308 Updated 1 Apr 2015 , 1:39pm by -K8memphis

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Susan6308 Posted 1 Apr 2015 , 11:29am
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Hi All,

I need some advice, in Australia tower cakes are in vogue. If a standard tier is 4' (5" when iced), how tall should each tier of a tower cake be? I was thinking of making it 8' - 2 lots of 2' cakes with a smaller board in between so that each piece when served is only 4'. this means from the bottom up it would be 2" cake, buttercream filling, 2" cake, thin board, 2'cake, buttercream filling, 2" cake. Once iced (buttercream) you don't see the board.

Does anyone have another way of doing it? 

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4laynes Posted 1 Apr 2015 , 12:58pm
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That's exactly how I plan to do a two tier double barrel cake next month, with sps of course! 


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-K8memphis Posted 1 Apr 2015 , 1:39pm
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yes it's a stacked 2-tier cake where both tiers are the same size -- don't forget the dowel of course

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