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asked December 16th 2012

How to stack 5 tier wedding cake?

Could anyone please tell me how to stack five tier wedding cake correctly? As I would like to bake my best friend’s wedding cake as a present from me. I have stacked 3 tiers in the past with plastic dowels and cake boards. My concern is would this be ideal for a 5 tier wedding cake or is there a better was to stack cakes which gives the confidence that there will be enough support it the cake to stay up.
Would normal plastic thin dowels help or would I have to buy something stronger if so where could I find these from? Any advice would be appreciated

Regards Sai_Innocent

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Could anyone please tell me how to stack five tier wedding cake correctly? As I would like to bake my best friend’s wedding cake as a present from me. I have stacked 3 tiers in the past with plastic dowels and cake boards. My concern is would this be ideal for a 5 tier wedding cake or is there a better was to stack cakes which gives the confidence that there will be enough support it the cake to stay up.
Would normal plastic thin dowels help or would I have to buy something stronger if so where could I find these from? Any advice would be appreciated

Regards Sai_Innocent

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Hello sai_innocent

Paul’s wedding cake tutorials teach how to accurately dowel and stack cakes. You’ve already assembled a three tier cake so you’re aware of not stacking fruit cakes on top of sponge and how to graduate the sizes. Five tiers is quite a lot, some people like to drive a skewer right through the middle of all the tiers for extra stability. You’d have to be pretty accurate because the boards are thick and would need piercing or drilling centrally There are stacking systems available on the market, just google in ‘cake stacking systems. These have hidden pillars and plates which the cakes sit on. This is one company http://www.cakestackers.com/, but I don’t know whether they have agents in Britain. I’ve seen similar systems on ebay, however, there may be suppliers who hire out this equipment. I’m sure you will receive more replies from other members who perhaps have assembled more than three tiers. I hope my answer has helped a little. Your friend is a very lucky person to have you as the cake maker! x

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