How To Stack A Tiered Wedding Cake – Tips And Techniques Of Assembling A Tiered Cake

How to stack a tiered wedding cake – stacking up tiered cakes the correct way

How to stack a tiered wedding cake - Tiered cake without pillars

Place your base cake on the largest cake board. Place the other tiered cakes on their respective cake boards. Remember that for stacked cakes, the cake boards for tier 2 and above has to be of the same diameter as the cake it is going to hold.

Next, take one dowel rod and poke it into the base cake at the cake’s highest point. Press the rod down until it touches the cake board. Mark the rod to the height of the cake.

Remove the rod and cut it where you marked earlier. Take a few other rods (exact number you will be using for the base cake) and cut to the same length as the first one. Poke the cut dowel rods into the base cake, with a gap of 2 to 3 inches apart, but within the diameter of the next tier cake.

Repeat the process for all tiers except for the last one. Once you have done that, you can start stacking up the cakes on one another.

If you really want to make sure that your cake is stable and does not topple when there is a sudden jerk, take a long dowel rod, sharpen one end of it to look like a pencil and poke it right through all tiers until it touches the bottom cake board.

If you wish to do this, you have to make sure your cake boards for the 2nd tier onwards are thin enough to poke the sharpened dowel rod through.

How to stack a tiered wedding cake - Tiered cake with pillars

There are many types of pillars available to make tiered cakes. The most common ones are the long and thin pillars.

All you need to do with these pillars is place your cakes on a separator plate each. Start with the base cake. Place your 2nd tier separator plate on the base cake and gently press it down to mark the place for the pillars. (Make sure you don’t exert too much pressure or you will spoil the icing on your cake.

Remove the separator plate and put is aside. On the base cake where you have marked for pillars, poke each pillar until you can feel them touching the cake board. At this stage, if you want extra stability for your cake, you can poke dowel rod into each pillar (the pillars are normally hollow).

Take the 2nd tier cake with its separator plate and secure it to the pillars from the base cake.

Repeat the process for all tiers except for the top most one.

Next - How to transport a tiered wedding cake to the wedding venue

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