Do I Need A Center Dowel???

Decorating By janebrophy Updated 30 Apr 2008 , 11:18pm by janebrophy

janebrophy Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 7:16pm
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Ok, I'm making a 3 tiered square cake, small, the tiers are 4, 6, 8. Each will be torted and filled. I'm using really strong cardboard plates in between the layers, and will be dowelling to support each tier, using the large wilton plastic dowels ( or the wooden ones, whichever is best). The cake is all BC, I'll be delivering it 1 1/2 hrs before the reception. Do I need to put a dowel down the center, or will it be ok without it??

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MacsMom Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 9:38pm
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I would think it will be okay without it...

janebrophy Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 10:41pm
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Would it be standard practice to put one in? I never thought about not doing it, until I bought the cardboard plates for in between the layers. They are really thick, and I have no idea how I would even make a hole in them...

MacsMom Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 11:05pm
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I do if my cakes are taller than normal or are going for a car ride in hot weather, but for a standard height 8-6-4 square with sturdy boards and fat pillars I'd probably skip it.

janebrophy Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 11:18pm
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Thanks so much for your replies, I really appreciate the help!

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