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Tips for arranging layered or multi-tiered wedding cakes – part II

There are around three or four tiers in a majority of stacked wedding cakes. In fact, putting in layers instead of one big, single layered cake has been quite popular as a trend. In the previous blog, we worked out initial steps for arranging a layered or multi-tiered wedding cake.  We continue from where we left off:
  • Having placed the markings at the corners of an imaginary a square within the measured diameter, a wooden dowel is pushed through a marking on the bottom cake until it touches the cake board base.
  • Next, mark the precise height of the bottom cake on the dowel. Take it out of the cake. The next step involves cutting the removed dowel off at the marked height with a craft knife.
  • Repeat measuring the (bottom) cake layer height – carefully marking and cutting the balance three dowels. In the end, all four dowels are of the same length. This is according to the bottom cake height.
  • Push the dowels into the wedding cake where the bottom layer carries the holes. Leave them in the cake. Put the second cake board (according to the size) on the work surface.
  • Sprinkle icing. Put the next cake layer on the new cake board. Here the earlier the measuring & dowel cutting procedure is repeated depending on the number of layers of the cake.
  • Stack together all the layers. Decorate the cake. (The final layer is not measured.) Work on each layer separately to avoid causing any damage to them.
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How to arrange layered or multi-tiered wedding cakes – part I

Wedding cakes, as you frequently must have seen, are made of several individual cakes. These individual layers are stacked elegantly and delicately - on top of each other – to add to their appeal as well as overall look and feel. This is not a new trend. Just to elaborate, each stacked cake layer is termed a tier. These fine finished stacked cakes appear as if they are just set put on top of one another. This actually is not the case because if that was so, they would simply crumble under the weight. Layered or multi-tiered wedding cakes are stacked in such a way that the layers below get the necessary support. This is how they can be arranged to add to their beauty and appeal. Step 1: Put on the work surface the largest cake board. Step 2: Spread a bit of luscious icing right on the center of the board. Then place on the board the biggest cake layer. The icing holds it in place. Step 3: Mark the diameter of the cake’s second layer carefully just on the top of the (bottom) layer that is already put on the cake board. Step 4: Make a mark on the bottom layer using a toothpick or some other sharp object. Here the dowels will be arranged. Step 5: Visualize a square within the measured diameter. Now mark the four corners of the square. Place the markings at these corners.
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