7 Responses to “Assembling a Wedding Cake”

  1. No, you do not commonly remove the cake from the cardboard circle as that gives you a base for cutting, so that you are not going into the next layer. When the top is served, you remove the base and begin the second tier. Sometimes the entire top is removed and saved for the first anniversary.

  2. The cake board provides support, stability and ease in moving your cake. It’s a solid surface between stacked tiers that prevents breakage/cracking and allows you to unstack tiered cakes for serving. I put all my layered cakes on cake boards. They’re inexpensive and a life saver for me.

    • I’ve never done a real wedding cake, but I did have to make a dummy one. I didn’t need to use dowels because styrofoam is lightweight. Mine was covered in fondant and I can’t remember how I got the tiers to stick together, but I was able to carry the entire giant 3-tiered dummy cake easily in my arms without it falling apart, even though I had a relatively long walk to my car.

      • I’ve never done a real wedding cake, but I did have to make a dummy one. I didn’t need to use dowels because styrofoam is lightweight. Mine was covered in fondant and I can’t remember how I got the tiers to stick together, but I was able to carry the entire giant 3-tiered dummy cake easily in my arms without it falling apart, even though I had a relatively long walk to my car.

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