To Dowel Or Not To Dowel?

Decorating By Lemonydoodles Updated 6 Jun 2008 , 5:07pm by Lemonydoodles

Lemonydoodles Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 4:12pm
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I am making a cake for my daughter's b-day tomorrow....It is going to be a 7in. round (2 layer, obviously). I am putting a sugar mold on top of it that does have some buttercream decor on you think I should dowel the cake for the sugar mold & cake board to sit on? I had read on here that some ladies actually cut the dowels just a tiny bit higher than the cake so that the cake board actually doesn't sit on the cake...and I like that idea. I just have never used dowels before and am a bit nervous for some unknown reason, haha! Thanks for your advice.

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Shelly4481 Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 4:31pm
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I would dowel with some straws just to be safe. You don't want the cake to sink any. I do the dowel even with the cake, I want it to look like it is sitting on the bottom layer, otherwise you have a gap that you have to worry about. Unless you can do a trim to cover that up.

Lemonydoodles Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 5:07pm
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actually I do have a way to cover the edge...with clouds icon_smile.gif thanks for the advice!

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