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asked November 18th 2018

5 tier sponge wedding cake

Hi there, I’ve been asked to make a 5 round tier wedding cake - 14”, 12”, 10, 8” and 6” . I’m nervous about stacking the 12” & 14” cakes and wondered how many dowels I should put in the 14” cake to hold up the 12” cake etc.

Your advice would be much appreciated.

Many thanks

Natalie

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Hi Natalie

If you follow Paul's dowelling tutorials you won't go far wrong. Take a peek at his free lessons on dowelling and stacking cakes here:

Stacking Cakes – Overview

If you're still worried about the bottom tiers, it won't hurt to add a few extra dowells for good measure. Paul does say in other tutorial if you feel unsure use more. It doesn't have to be many, just a few more in between what has already been used. Hope this helps.

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