Dowel Rods

Decorating By Rhonda19 Updated 16 Apr 2009 , 9:51pm by bakingatthebeach

Rhonda19 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 10:05pm
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I have a question about dowel rods. I made a 2 layer 12 x 18 sheet cake. Would I need to use dowel rods??


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Kiddiekakes Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 10:09pm
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I doubt it..Anytime you are putting the same size layer ontop of one another you usually only have to worry about slipage.I don't dowel but if the cake is really huge and heavy then maybe you should!

pattycakesnj Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 10:13pm
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I make a lot of sheet cakes 2 layers, never dowel and never a problem

kakeladi Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 10:18pm
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Rule of thumb is you can go 4-5" high before needing to use support (dowels).

Rhonda19 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 3:39am
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Thank you !!! Just wanted to double check myself!!

bakingatthebeach Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 9:51pm
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my baby bassinet cake is a sheet cake that is layered. I only doweled where the bassinet hood is. I have never doweled a layered sheet and never had any issues.

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