Stacked Dummy And Support

Decorating By EnjoyTheCake Updated 23 Feb 2009 , 5:49am by EnjoyTheCake

EnjoyTheCake Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 9:44pm
post #1 of 5

When you are using styro dummies and buttercream, do you use dowels for support?

Do you just dowel them all together and ice them as a single cake (3 tier)?

Do you ice each one and stack them letting the icing between the layers to hold it all together?

What do you prefer to do?

4 replies
indydebi Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 10:43pm
post #2 of 5

I dont' use dowels at all.
I ice each one separate, and use BC as the 'glue' to hold them together.
It works well ... I pick up my 3 and 4 tier dummies by the top tier and they hold together fine.
With dummies, you also dont' have to ice the entire top of the cake ... just the outside edge that will show.

tarheelgirl Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 11:08pm
post #3 of 5

I do the same exact thing! The buttercream gets hard and "glues" them together.

pinklesley1 Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 11:11pm
post #4 of 5

i third that motion...
no need to dowel... if you want to ...
but you dont HAVE to...

EnjoyTheCake Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 5:49am
post #5 of 5

Thank you so much. That eases my mind quite a bit.

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