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post #16 of 28
Yeah, but I think the 4" look better!! But you do need to go with how many you need to feed!
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post #17 of 28
It doesn't matter what size you use AgentCakeBaker. It's up to you what size cakes you want. I usually do my cakes 2" to 4" larger in size. I did a Fire Dept cake that was 12, 14, 16 pans. To me the cake looked too fat. The wedding cake I just did was 8, 12, 16. I think it just depends on you. What you like. It does matter if you use dowels & cake boards underneath. I would always use them.
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post #18 of 28
Either would work but I prefer the 6, 10 and 14. It gives more room for borders and gives more definition to each tier. I think doweling is a must..better safe than sorry!!
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post #19 of 28
Thanks everyone!
post #20 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoozieqv

dowels are the wooden rods and you can put them down the center but, if you are stacking cakes you put the tiers on cardboard or something and then push in the dowels or straws in and you have to cut them to the desired length. Usually you put in four in the base cake and then rest the top cake on top. The problem with wooden dowels is cutting them can be a pain....straws cut much easier.



so, the straws go into the bottom cake rigth? you push them in in 4 places? and thats it? they dont have to be pushed into something at the bottom of the cake? then you place your next cake on that... and put more straws?

after you put in the straws.. then do you ice your cake?
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post #21 of 28
icon_wink.gif When I put the dowel rods in the cakes I am going to stack I use a small branch cutter thingy. It cuts easily. You can get them almost anywhere for a small price. I found for me that using straws, they didn't hold up well after I stacked a cake. The cake shifted some and looked like a crooked cake. thumbs_up.gif
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post #22 of 28
yes, mom of three, that is the idea. I might try wooden dowels....if I do, I will definitely buy some of those cutter things.....
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post #23 of 28
Are you guys referring to cutting shears to cut the dowels?
post #24 of 28
Yep...pruning sheers from the hardware store!
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post #25 of 28
The wedding cakes we did at the bakery were iced before we put the doweling in.I would imagine you could do it before you ice it but then you don't really have any icing on the top of the bottom layer when you serve it.
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post #26 of 28
Yeah, I would ice it first!
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post #27 of 28
Yes, I would definitely use the wooden dowel rods. I was at a wedding once, and the tiered wedding cake had straws in it for support. Needless to say, with that much weight, it was slowly sinking sideways. I guess if it's a really small tiered cake you could use straws, but I with the "rather safe than sorry" group.
post #28 of 28
Has anyone made a 3" gap cake?? Like 15,12,9,6 I have a cake coming up and I think I'll be using those sizes.
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