How to stack tiered cakes
(South Africa, Port Elizabeth)
Hi! Thanks for the amazing website and help. Can you please explain to me the best way on how to stack/assemble tiered cakes?
There are two ways that I use to stack wedding cakes. One is with cardboard and wooden dowels and the other is with Cake Stackers.
If the cake is on the larger side and especially if it is over three tiers I recommend the Cake Stackers. They are the safest way to stack your cakes and make for a secure delivery too.
Her is a link to a full album of one of my cakes using them at my Facebook page.
here is the direct link to the photos.
If you use the dowel method, you will need to have each cake on a cardboard circle that fits under each one.
Have a strong base to place the bottom cake on. You may want to have a board cut for you. Cover the board with Fanci foil. Put some glue onto the base (I use a glue gun with hot glue)Place your bottom tier, which is on cardboard, centered onto the board with the glue.
You then place wooden dowels that have been cut to the height of the cake, into the cake to act as supports for the cake above.
Repeat this procedure for each cake as you stack them. TIP: Put a small amount of coconut or graham cracker crumbs in between each tier to prevent the buttercream from sticking to the cardboard.
Once your cakes are stacked, cut and sharpen one larger dowel to the height of the cake. Push it all the way down through, from top to bottom.
You may want to sign up for my newsletter "Here Comes The Cake" as I am about to announce an ebook that I am just finishing up. You will be able to purchase it and download it on the website. In the book are detailed instructions on how to stack tiered cakes.So stay tuned for that.
Thank you so much for visiting and asking a great question. I hope that helps you out. There are other pages on this site that have information on stacking cakes. Here is my review of the Cake Stackers.
Also check out my ebook
which has all of the detailed instructions layed out for you Step-by-Step