Do You Still Need To Use A Center Dowel If Constructing...

Decorating By mindywith3boys Updated 15 May 2008 , 11:25pm by mindywith3boys

mindywith3boys Posted 15 May 2008 , 6:35pm
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Do you still need to use a center dowel if you are putting it together at the venue?

Thanks! ~Mindy

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Shelly4481 Posted 15 May 2008 , 6:38pm
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No. Only if you are transporting it together.

Crazy-4-Cakes Posted 15 May 2008 , 7:45pm
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If it has many stacked layers or is all covered with fondant, then I would still dowel the center because it could still shift or fall while sitting there. Trust me, I've been there done that! LOL. I had a 6 tier all fondant cake that I set up just before bride arrived and it was all level but before they could cut it, the top 2 layers slid off! Just too tall and heavy! Or better yet use the SPS system that everyone here raves about. I haven't used them but I hear great things!

indydebi Posted 15 May 2008 , 10:57pm
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Originally Posted by Shelly4481

No. Only if you are transporting it together.



I agree. 25 years and I've JUST started transporting some of my cakes assembled and that's the only time I use a center dowel.

mindywith3boys Posted 15 May 2008 , 11:25pm
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Thanks everyone! That makes me feel a lot better!

~Mindy

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