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Making a two tiered cake - I have a question and I need an answer ASAP...argh!

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SaintDeliasprotegee Fri 08-Aug-08 07:12:41

Sorry COV (if you see this) I'm still stuck and I need help asap as I have to ice it this this morning (party at my house tomorrow, weather forecast sh*t have to put up gazebo, lights, clean chairs etc etc tonight, out the rest of the day today)...not that I'm panicing at all...ahem.

I'm doing a two tiered cake, one cake on top of another, no fancy cake stand). Do I need to put supports between the layers and a thin cardboard (foil covered) cake base (like this) or can I just plonk one on top of the other and decorate.

PLEASE HELP ME!
<reaches for rescue remedy>
<wonders why does this to self>

Olihan Fri 08-Aug-08 07:42:56

What sort of cakes are they? Sponge or fruit?

You will need a thin board and it would be better to put 3 lengths of dowel or plastic food rods into the bottom cake, to stop it sinking or sqauashing under the weight of the top cake. Cut them to exactly the same height as the cake and push them in in a triangle about an inch to an inch in from where the outside of the top cake will be.

HTH. Good luck!

SaintDeliasprotegee Fri 08-Aug-08 07:49:12

OH THANK YOU! It is a chocolate sponge. I haven't got food rods or dowels so i was going to use straws. So I need to cut a cardboard circle, cover with foil same size as top tier. Push staws/dowels through the cake and put card on top then put cake on card circle and icing over top?
Am being a bit OTT paranoid here but haven't got time to make another cake and I REALLY want this to look good!

Olihan Fri 08-Aug-08 07:52:54

That sounds just right. Sponge is lighter than fruit so straws should be fine.

SaintDeliasprotegee Fri 08-Aug-08 07:54:55

<large bosomy hugs> Thanks grin

I'm off to find some cardboard...

Olihan Fri 08-Aug-08 17:42:04

How did it go?

SaintDeliasprotegee Fri 08-Aug-08 22:05:58

It's on my profile. I'm really pleased with it YAY! Sorry about weirdness in bottom right corner, blurred out MIL's name smile

Olihan Mon 11-Aug-08 21:09:01

Wow! That looks fabulous, she must have been so pleased smile.

HolidaysQueen Mon 11-Aug-08 22:09:43

that cake looks amazing! i'm about to make one for friends for their wedding (hence looking on here to see what you were asking) and am now panicing that it will never be that fabulous!

stealthsquiggle Tue 12-Aug-08 12:04:19

Fab cake StDelia!

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