Stacking Cakes

Decorating By Elle26 Updated 18 Nov 2015 , 10:01pm by kakeladi

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Elle26 Posted 18 Nov 2015 , 5:22pm
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Hi All

Do I need to run a dowel through three tiers of cake covered in buttercream or skewers in each tier will do?

thanks in advance!

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candyladies Posted 18 Nov 2015 , 7:13pm
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If you are driving with it...I would.

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kakeladi Posted 18 Nov 2015 , 10:01pm
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It depends a lot on the size and shape of your tiers.  I have often taken 3 tier cakes stacked as far as 20 miles w/o a problem by driving carefully and making sure the cake is on a *level* surface (like in the back of my SUV).  Another consideration would be if the cake and vehicle were cold.  

If the tiers are close in size - say 8,10,12 - you are asking for trouble and using a center dowel *might* help hold them together.  Be sure to put a cake around that size on a BIG bottom board - even if it;s just for travel.  The larger the base the better the 'tower' will ride.

When you say "skewers" I'm concerned you are not using dowels :(  Again, it depends on the tier sizes but using plastic drink straws or wood dowels are necessary in general when putting 3 tiers together.

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