Fondant Bows And Dowels

Decorating By PaulaT Updated 12 Aug 2008 , 1:13am by JenniferMI

PaulaT Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 7:59pm
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Just wondered if any of you have used dowels under a fondant bow. This may sound like an unusual question but I am doing a 10" round shower cake this coming weekend. I've made a pretty chocolate fondant "package" bow (not the looped type). It's approx. 6" wide then another 3 or 4" for the bottom of the bow. What my concern is on a b/c iced cake is the weight of the bow going to be too heavy or should I put a few dowels under it to hold it up to keep it from sinking into the cake? Have any of you ever done that before?
Crazy question I know but it's a very important "client" with strong potential for future orders.
Thanks for any help CCer's!!
Have a great day.

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melodyscakes Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 8:08pm
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rule of thumb....whenever in doubt....dowl!


CoutureCakeCreations Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 8:19pm
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Originally Posted by melodyscakes

rule of thumb....whenever in doubt....dowl!


My thoughts exactly!

Texas_Rose Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 8:20pm
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I would put a plastic dowel or a couple of drinking straws in. I've done that before to support heavy decorations. Just make sure you warn the customer that there's a dowel/straw/whatever in there.

PaulaT Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 8:21pm
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Thanks everyone - I guess I should have know that!!!

summernoelle Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 8:23pm
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Yes, I agree with everyone else! This weekend I had a cake with a soccer ball ontop. The ball was just styrofoam, so I didn't dowel. About 30 minutes afterwards, I turn around and there is the undoweled tier, severely slumping. I had to rebake the whole thing-when I took the fondant off, the cake had split in two.
So-better safe than sorry!

JenniferMI Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 1:13am
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You could place a few straws, too, instead of the wood.

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