Can I use straws as cake dowels?
I’ve stacked cakes up to 6 tiers using only straws . The reason I prefer them is that in my experience, dowels are hard to cut so that they are level on the bottom. Straws are strong, easy to cut and very inexpensive.
Should I put cake in fridge before icing?
You’ve baked your cake . You’ve let the layers cool. But before you can cover them with a luscious layer of frosting , you need to get your cake ready. Make sure the layers have cooled for a couple of hours after they come out of the oven, or even overnight in the refrigerator .
Do 4 layer cakes need dowels?
Look at my recent blossom white wedding cake (the photo below). These are all 4 -inch layer cakes . Such a 6 or 7-inch cake does not necessarily need any support dowel inside the cake . They can still hold their weight as long as they have a good cake board below.
How do you stabilize a tall cake?
Stacked cakes , especially very tall ones, must be stabilized to avoid tipping, sliding, or even caving in. One way to secure the cake is to use individual cake boards and dowels in each tier.