Final Dowel In Fondant Cake?

Decorating By Rhienn Updated 29 Jul 2008 , 10:58pm by leah_s

Rhienn Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:22pm
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As usual - I've got a silly question...

I've got a fondant cake that I'm going to need to stack before transporting. SO, to stabilize, I'm planning to dowel all the way through (in addition to my bottom layer dowels, obviously.) Unfortunately, the design calls for a smooth top with nothing to cover up the dowel hole. WTH do I do?

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malishka Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:31pm
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I would love to help, but i'd like to know myself.

so I am bumping this question to someone else.

janelwaters Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:34pm
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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for asking this question! I really want to know the answer too!

I'm bumping this one too - hopefully someone can answer this for us!

sugarshack Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:35pm
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you can plug it with a small ball of the fondant, and then smooth some matching royal or BC over the top to hide the seems.

TOMAY Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:40pm
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Drill your base hole through the bottom of the cake on the top layer cut the rod shorter place the rod through the 2nd,3rd layers and then stack the final layer through the bottom

poshcakedesigns Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:49pm
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Originally Posted by TOMAY

Drill your base hole through the bottom of the cake on the top layer cut the rod shorter place the rod through the 2nd,3rd layers and then stack the final layer through the bottom




Thats exactly what I was going to say icon_lol.gif

Rhienn Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 6:24pm
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Oh - I think I get it. Basically, stack the bottom two layers and sink the final dowel through them, then set the top layer down on to the dowel.

Smart!!

You guys rock!

malishka Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 6:43pm
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now why the heck didn't i think of that.

I tell ya, you learn something new everyday.

thanks guys, very much!

Rhienn Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 7:14pm
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I know, right? It seems like it's the simple things that elude me sometimes. I couldn't figure out how to get a full sheet cake out of the pan the other day and my coworker walked over, set a cake board on top of it, flipped it out and walked off with out saying a word.

DUH.

But - who's the one they ask when they can't program their blackberries, huh? Me. LOL

leah_s Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 7:41pm
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Or just use SPS. icon_smile.gif

Rhienn Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 10:38pm
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Ok, Leahs - don't kill me.... what the heck is SPS?

leah_s Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 10:58pm
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A fab, cheap, sturdy support system that does NOT use dowels.

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