Wooden Dowel for Cakes? What the?
Read this first before you jump into your first tiered cake!
Preparing a cake for Tiered construction:Step 1
Trim your dowel rods to be the same height of each tier. You can use a hacksaw, or secateurs that is only used for food and never in the garden.You do not need rods for the top tier, so if it’s only a two tiered cake you only need rods for the base.
Insert 5 – 6 rods in a circle in the base cake – where the tier will be stting on it.
Repeat for middle layers.
Place the middle tier on the base ensuring it is exactly centre as possible.
Position the top tier.
If you have a 3 or more tiered cake, then you may need to support the tiers further by sharpening one end of a longer wooden dowel rod (same length as the final height of the cake) and push it through all tiers and cake boards to the base of the bottom tier.