When creating larger stacked or tiered cakes, you'll want to add support so your cake is stable. There are two basic ways to do so. The first technique uses poly dowel rods and it is perfect for basic stacked cakes. If your cake requires extra support due to a heavier weight or risky transport, use hidden pillars and separator plates. With these two simple techniques, you will be stacking cakes like a pro!
Use Poly Dowel Rods for basic stacking. Measure the height of the Poly Dowel Rods by inserting into your cake and marking the rod where the icing stops.
Remove the Poly Dowel Rod from your cake and trim to the correct size.
Insert four correctly-sized Poly Dowel Rods into the center of your cake.
Stack the second layer with a cake board for support.
Use hidden pillars for extra support. Using a separator plate, lightly insert the feet into the top of the base cake to make markings for the pillars.
Measure the height of the hidden pillars to fit the base cake. Trim to desired height with a serrated knife.
Insert correctly-sized pillars into the base cake.
Stack cakes. Line up the feet of the separator plate and insert into pillars.