Stacked Tiered Cake Construction
Stacking is the most architectural method of tiered cake construction. Tiers are placed directly on top of one another and pillars are not used. Cakes are supported and stabilized by dowel rods and cake boards.
Step 1: Dowel Rod Tiers
Dowel rod all tiers except top tier.
Step 2: Center Tier
Position the middle tier on the base tier, centering exactly.
Step 3: Repeat
Repeat with the top tier.
Step 4: Push Rod Through All Tiers
To stabilize tiers further, sharpen one end of a wooden dowel rod and push it through all tiers and cardboard cake boards to the base of the bottom tier.
Step 5: Decorate
To decorate, start at the top and work down.