Wedding Cake With Gaps Between Tiers

Decorating By shal1234 Updated 27 Feb 2009 , 11:16pm by indydebi

shal1234 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 9:23pm
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I am making a wedding cake that has 3 tiers and I need to leave a gap between the tiers to place flowers. I have read about dowels to support the layers, but will it be sturdy enough just with dowels suppporting the next layer with a gap?

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vixterfsu Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 9:27pm
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tiggy2 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 9:29pm
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I would use plates and pillars. Dowels scare me to death as they can shift and the whole thing would come crashing down.

mcdonald Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 9:30pm
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If I am leaving gaps in between for flowers, I would use the columns instead of dowels or straws.... Wouldn't be strong enough.. plus each layer has to have a separator plate in between which work with the columns

indydebi Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:16pm
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