Proof Of My Newbie-Ness

Decorating By KidMcWonder Updated 25 Oct 2008 , 3:31am by KidMcWonder

KidMcWonder Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 3:07am
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Ok, dumb question...but when you're stacking a cake, do you leave cake boards on underneath each tier?

I was under the assumption that you did, but I was unsure if the dowel that goes through the middle from the top would be able to penetrate the boards...and would you just cover the board in BC from the sides to conceal it?

Argh! I'm so confused...


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indydebi Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 3:26am
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icon_lol.gif Yes, anything more than 4", you should put cardboards and dowels (supports).

I had the same question about the dowel before I tried it. I just KNEW my cakes would end up all smooshed up or something!

Sharpen the end of the dowel (whittle it with a knife or use a pencil sharpener). When you hammer it into the cake, it goes thru the cardboards quick, simple and easy. First time I ever did it, I even kept my eyes open and everything! icon_surprised.gif

KidMcWonder Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 3:33am
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Thanks soo much!

Whew, that burning question was going to keep me up all night!

UltimateCakes Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 7:47pm
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KidMcWonder, there are no dumb questions... just dumb answers! icon_lol.gif

KidMcWonder Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 3:31am
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Thanks, UltimateCakes.
I know, I know. But everyone here is so advanced! And, luckily for me, helpful!

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