Wooden Dowel Through Entire Cake...

Decorating By The_Sugar_Fairy Updated 28 Jul 2009 , 5:45am by cakequeen50

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 6:57pm
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Hi all! I'm making a three tier baby shower cake this week and I wanted to put the top two tiers off center so I can fit rubber duckies along the side. My question is, when I put the wooden dowel through the entire cake, should I put it through the center of the top cakes (therefore being in the side of the bottom) or should I put it through the sides of the top cakes (therefore being in the center of the bottom)? I hope you all know what I mean. Thanks!!

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The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 12:48am
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leah_s Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 12:54am
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Are you transporting the cake?

It's really unlikely that you need a spike in a 2 tier.

And anyway, use SPS icon_smile.gif

cakequeen50 Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 5:45am
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with the 3 tier cake that you want to do, I would put the sharpened dowel a little bit off center on the top 2 and then is won't be quite at the edge of the bottom tier. Then pound it from the top, all the way down and into the cake board on the bottom.

I use both, the sps system and the dowel system. dowels for smaller cake and close deliveries, sps for bigger or heavier cakes and farther deliveries.

good luck!

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