How to Make a Tiered Cake That Doesn't Tilt

This article will teach you how to make a tiered cake that doesn't tilt. Assuming you already have a cake prepared and ready to stack, here are some tips that should ensure that your cake comes out level.

Steps

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    Start with the different sized cakes. An example of standard sized round tier cakes in 14 inches (35.6 cm), 10 inches (25.4 cm), and 6 inches (15.2 cm). Frost and cover with fondant (if desired). Now you are ready to stack.
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    Dowel rods are essential for giving the cakes strength so you can stack them on top of one another. You can purchase dowels from any hardware store, or a cake supply shop. Dowels are not necessarily required, but it gives the cake extra support.
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    Measure the cakes from bottom to top, then cut the dowels to the correct size. The dowels will be inserted into the cake. Cut about 4 dowels per cake. You may use 6 for the larger tiers.
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    Insert the dowels into each separate cake, placing them about halfway between the center of the cake and the edge. Use another dowel to push them into the cake. The dowels should touch the cake board and be flush with the top of the cake.
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    Once all of the cakes are doweled, start with the largest cake. Place the next size tier in the center of the bottom tier. Aligning it as needed. Repeat until all of the cakes are stacked.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Using a cake leveler should help to ensure that all of the cakes are level on top. You can purchase a cake leveler at any craft or cake supply shop. A cake leveler is a metal instrument with a wire running between two small metal legs. The wire can be adjusted in height to fit your cake height. It cuts the cake all the way across the top to make sure it is the same height all the way across and to eliminate the possibility for leaning once the cake is stacked.

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