Tiered Cakes

Baking By sweetcake14 Updated 21 Mar 2016 , 11:32am by costumeczar

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sweetcake14 Posted 19 Mar 2016 , 3:42am
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Hi everyone.

Have you ever had a problem with a tiered cake leaning or falling?

I have made tiered cakes befor. I use wooden dowels , but yesterday I had an order of a   2 tier cake and in the morning of delivery it looked like it leaned on side but I didn't know how to fix that . they recieved it but said nothing aince then  and I'm thinking about it I 'm afraid that it had fallen on site.

Still waiting to hear fromthem, I'm afraid to ask 

Have you ever have problems with tiered cakes while using wooden dowels?

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julia1812 Posted 19 Mar 2016 , 5:08am
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Sorry that happened to you!  I think if I would have noticed it is leaning to one side before delivery I would remove the top tier and replace new dowels. Did you cut all dowels to the same length? How big was the cake and how many dowels did you use? I prefer 5 instead of 4 no matter how small in case one fails.

Let's hope it survived!

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sweetcake14 Posted 19 Mar 2016 , 5:50am
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Thank you for your reply and nice wish ....

I attached a photo

You can see what happened on the right side.

The lower tier was 9" and the upper was 8 but quiet heavy .

I use wooden dowels that are about 1/4 inch in diameter so I use many of them for extra support. I couldn't find bigger size around.

I also removed the top tier and placed 2 more dowels before delivery[postimage id="3216" thumb="900"]

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sweetcake14 Posted 20 Mar 2016 , 6:45pm
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The client responded to me today saying thank you for the amzing cake great taste and look ...

I'm sooo happy

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leah_s Posted 20 Mar 2016 , 8:44pm
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I had no problems once I switch to SPS as my support system.

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costumeczar Posted 21 Mar 2016 , 11:32am
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It sounds like you might have used too many dowels. For something to support an 8" tier I'd only put 5 at the most in the tier below it. If the dowels are cut level with each other and placed straight up and down in the cake there shouldn't be a problem. I'm glad it worked out, that's the worst feeling when you think something might have gone wrong but you don't know...

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