Doweling Cakes

Decorating By cshelz Updated 27 Oct 2009 , 1:53pm by Mike1394

cshelz Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 1:11am
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Do you have to dowel cakes when you have 2 tier's? I have only done one and did not. I am doing one for a wedding and need to make sure. Thanks

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pattycakesnj Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 1:24am
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yes, you must dowel 2 tiers or the upper tier can crush the lower tier. I also dowel each tier if it is taller than 4 inches. Better safe than sorry

Wiltonlady Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 1:24am
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I certainly would.

cshelz Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 4:27am
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Thanks so much

prterrell Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 4:59am
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Yes, the upper tiers must each be on a cake board and supported by dowels in the tier below it.

ailika Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 5:25am
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So that explains why my 2 tier cake looked like a land slide on one side of it. I didn't put dowels or a cake board in between icon_biggrin.gif practice makes perfect one day for me I hope icon_biggrin.gif

Mike1394 Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 1:53pm
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Use a cake board, and make sure your dowels are all the same height. Find the highest part of the bottom cake, and make all dowels that height. The dowels support the upper not the bottom cake.

Mike

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