To Dowel Or Not To Dowel

Decorating By artist63 Updated 28 Oct 2007 , 7:55pm by dellswife

artist63 Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 4:16pm
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I am making my first tiered cake. It really isn't very big I just stacked 2 6" cakes on top of each other with a filling. Now for the question I am adding a coffee cup ( made from cake) to the top of that, Do I need to have something between the layers or dowels. I am not sure if it is going to travel anywhere or not, depends on who I can pawn the cake off on. Any help is greatly appreciated

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karateka Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 6:32pm
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I would probably dowel under the coffee cup, just to be on the safe side.

arosstx Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 6:42pm
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If it is just two layers of 6" cake with filling in between, I would just dowel the cake to support the cup-shaped cake going on top.

If it is two 6" cakes (2 two-layer cakes with filling) and the cup, I would dowel the two cakes, then add the cup-shaped cake to the top.

Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

artist63 Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 6:45pm
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Thank you so much I really appreciate your answer.

dellswife Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 7:55pm
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That is good to know!

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