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How to tier a cake

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Looking to make a showstopping cake for a special occasion? Watch our video to learn how to tier a cake using dowels and cake boards for extra support.

Add dramatic height to an impressive cake with an extra tier on top. Watch our video to learn how to add tiers using pro tools like dowels and cake boards. Our method provides plenty of support which will prevent your cake from collapsing or sliding around.

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Use our technique to make a showstopping cake or striking drip cake. For more tips, including piping techniques, see how to decorate a cake.

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