Half Ball Cake On An 8In Round Layer...support Question...

Decorating By realjen01 Updated 27 Jun 2009 , 3:23am by quietude

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realjen01 Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 3:07pm
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Can I place a Wilton half ball cake on an 8inch 2-layer cake without support? Or do I need to place the dowel rods, etc as with a tier cake?

I'm a newb to cake decorating--Thanks in advance!

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Loucinda Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 3:10pm
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IMO, I would. Put it on it's own board and some dowels. I am sure there will be folks who wouldn't though! icon_wink.gif

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noyhoward Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 3:16pm
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I did my ladybug cake & I put 4 dowels on a 10" & 1 long one in the center going through the ladybug & the 10".It traveled for 30 miles w/o a problem.

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abslu Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 3:18pm
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If it were me, it would depend on how far it was going to be transported. I like to dowel anything if I transport by myself because I live on a gravel road with lots of bumps/potholes/wash boards etc. If I have someone to drive while I hold the cake, then I wouldn't in this case, but if you want to be sure . . . dowel! (the ease of mind option is always the less stressful option to take when dealing with one of your 'creations')

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realjen01 Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 3:17am
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I think I was most concerned with it being structurally sound. I didn't want the half ball to collapse into the larger round cake. Thanks again!

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quietude Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 3:23am
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I would definitely place it on its own cake board and use the dowels icon_smile.gif

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