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I normally bake from scratch but the boxed mixes are SO much quicker! If I used the boxed mixes to make cakes for a tiered cake, will they collapse? I'm still planning to use cake boards and dowels but will the cake itself collapse or fall apart near where the dowel is inserted? Thanks!

Rebecca - from Hilton Head Island, SC

You should not have an issue using cakes from a cake mix to create a teired cake. Cake mix cakes are just as strong and sturdy as most scratch recipes. As long as you use the right support system in your cake you should have no problem! 


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