Quick Response Needed - Do I Need To Dowel 3 Layer 6" C

Decorating By lsienna Updated 7 Dec 2008 , 3:16am by lsienna

lsienna Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 9:58pm
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Quick response needed please -

I am doing baby blocks - each block consists of 3 - 2" layered cake with buttercream between each layer. Fonant panels will be on each side of the block.

Is there a need to dowel this stack between layers or can I stack them all on top of each other no problem.

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DianeLM Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 10:06pm
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No need for support dowels, but you might want to drive one through the center just to hold the layers together while you're working.

-K8memphis Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 10:09pm
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I would err on the side of caution and dowel at 3".

Baby blocks seem so easy but can be so difficult.

Your idea of using fondant panels is a great one! Are they already dry?

I would freeze before applying fondant--but that's just me.

Best blockin' to yah!

-K8memphis Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 10:12pm
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Yes, no, maybe so, huh, Diane??!!


Wesha Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 10:20pm
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I would to be safe. Better safe, than sorry later.

leah_s Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 10:45pm
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I wouod skewer them to the bottom board. But that's all.

lsienna Posted 7 Dec 2008 , 3:16am
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Thanks a bunch for all your responses. I found only that the top layer of the cake tended to slide around. So I used 4 straws through all three layers near inside the corners and seems to be working fine.
Also, I used melted chocolate underneath the cake board of each block to hold in place. That seemed to work fine as well.

My goodness, was that alot of work! My pricing is not near what it should be for 3D cakes but I am just trying to build a nice portfolio and a solid customer base. I am adding way more to the cake to make it look as nice as I can and it will really be a great piece to show potential customers.

Man, 3D cakes are a whole lot of work and I only hope when I do want to charge for what the cake really is worth, people will want to pay for it.
Thanks again for the help all.

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