How-To Stack Tiered Cakes Like a Pro

  • Poly Dowel Rods 12" x 1/4", White (sku: 13984)
    Poly Dowel Rods 12" x 1/4", White
    $3.49
  • Foil Cake Boards, 8" Square, White (sku: 6408)
    Foil Cake Boards, 8" Square, White
    $16.99

Learn Two Ways to Stack Tiered Cakes

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!

How-To Stack Tiered Cakes Like a Pro

What You’ll Need

  • Poly Dowel Rods
  • "Hidden" White Cake Pillars
  • Cake Board (Sized To Fit Your Cake)
  • Separator Plates (Sized To Fit Your Cake)
  • Serrated Knife
  • Scissors
  • Step 1

    Support rods into cake

    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.

  • Step 2

    Trim support rods

    Remove the Poly Dowel Rod from your cake and trim to the correct size.

  • Step 3

    Insert Support Rods Into Cake

    Insert four correctly-sized Poly Dowel Rods into the center of your cake.

  • Step 4

    Stack the second layer with a cake board for support.

  • Step 5

    Separator plate

    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.

  • Step 6

    Trim Pillars for Cake

    Measure the height of the hidden pillars to fit the base cake. Trim to desired height with a serrated knife.

  • Step 7

    Insert Pillars into cake

    Insert correctly-sized pillars into the base cake.

  • Step 8

    Stack Cakes

    Stack cakes. Line up the feet of the separator plate and insert into pillars.

Supplies

    Poly Dowel Rods 12" x 1/4", White (sku: 13984)
    • Poly Dowel Rods 12" x 1/4", White
      $3.49
    Foil Cake Boards, 8" Square, White (sku: 6408)
    • Foil Cake Boards, 8" Square, White
      $16.99