What kind of cake is best for stacking?

Is it necessary to use pound cake for stacking? I'm making a three-tiered birthday cake and was planning to use boxed mixes. Won't those be ok as long as I use dowels rods and cake boards?

From the editor:

Hi,

You don't have to use pound cake. You can pretty much stack any kind of cake, as long as you add a good support structure to hold it all together.

Start with a cardboard cake circle under each tier and add 5-7 dowels to each tier, other than the top tier.

If you're using a style of cake that's on the less firm side, make sure to pipe a ring of stiff buttercream around the edge of each layer as you fill and stack the cake. This will help support the layers in each tier and stop any filling from escaping.

Good luck.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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