What Cake to Use?

by Tina B.
(Belle, West Virginia)

Hello my name is Tina, and I am going to try my hand at making my sons first birthday cake. I have found everything I need, studied up on all the techniques, however I’m not sure what type of cake mix is best to use. I am going to be making a three tier, (most likely a 2-3 layers of cake on each tier). I need a mix that is going to be both delicious, and dense enough to be stacked. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Tina

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Aug 09, 2009
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What Type Of Cakes To Stack
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Tina,

A more dense type of cake, like a pound cake or butter cake (as opposed to a white cake or angel food cake) will work well for stacking.

However, if you add support in the form of cake dowels, between each tier, you can really use any type of cake you want.

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Michelle (editor)

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Which Cake Mix?
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Tina,

Any cake mix is fine to use. The important thing with stacking layers is the support between the layers. To do this, place each tier of the cake on a cake circle and insert five to seven (seven for an 8" layer and five for a 6" layer) cake dowels in all but the top tier. Cut the dowels to the exact height of the cake and place them in a circle slightly smaller than the size of the tier to be supported.

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Michelle (editor)

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