Dowels Lower Or Same Level?

Decorating By linsa Updated 6 Jun 2009 , 11:32am by MaloSlatko

linsa Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 2:59am
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I watched Edna;s video and she says she cuts them lower than the actual cake...should I do that for a stacked cake? Would that smoosh it?

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Eme Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 3:06am
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Cutting the dowels shorter than the cake layer allows the top tier to 'sit into' the lower layer....this way the top tier(s) is not just floating above the bottom tier(s), but is sitting firmly into the frosting/fondant ... (hope this makes sense)

Rylan Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 11:07am
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That's interesting. I always cut it the same level.

MaloSlatko Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 11:32am
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I too cut the dowels shorter but ever so slightly. About 2mm.

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