Dowel Rods Before Or After Fondant

Decorating By GRAM2 Updated 8 Jun 2009 , 12:07pm by Rylan

GRAM2 Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 7:30pm
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I am making a stacked cake 12" 10" and 8" do I put the dowel rods in before I put the fondant on or after?
Thanks for any help

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cylstrial Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 8:05pm
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I put the dowels in when I'm ready to stack the cake. So afer the fondant is on.

cylstrial Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 8:06pm
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And if I'm using dowels, I also drive one huge dowel through all layers of the cake. So you will want to put something on the top tier, where the hole is left from the dowel.

JenniferMI Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 8:44pm
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I put them in after the fondant is on. I also cover them in thin aluminum foil. It's quick and easy, then the wood doesn't touch my moist cake. Wood/cake - not a good combination.

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ssunshine564 Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 8:48pm
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After the fondant for me.

Rylan Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 12:07pm
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I also do it after.

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