Stacking A Cake. Middle Dowel?

Decorating By CAKEahuna Updated 19 Dec 2009 , 12:30am by indydebi

CAKEahuna Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 10:18pm
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The dowel that goes through all the tiers of a cake.... how do you get it through the cardboard between the tiers without ruining your cake? I am so confused.

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Misdawn Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 10:28pm
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The dowell needs to be sharpened. I buy a 1/4" dowell and use a good quality pencil sharpener and it works perfectly every time!

CAKEahuna Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 10:36pm
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It REALLY slides through the cardboard?

Misdawn Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 10:42pm
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If it's sharpened it should. I've never had a problem with it. Doesn't squish the cake at all. Just make the dowell is perfectly straight otherwise your cake will lean with the dowell. yeah I lerned that one the hard way. I had to pull the dowell out and put it in again. Still didn't mess up the cake though.

indydebi Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 12:30am
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Originally Posted by QueenMommy

It REALLY slides through the cardboard?

Like a knife going thru melted butter! Just hammer it thru! The first time I did it, I was scared sh*tless, but I kept my eyes open and everything! It works just like everyone says it does. I know you're envisioning the cardboard bending and folding and the cake falling in on itself (that's what *I* pictured! icon_eek.gif ). But it will go thru so easy you'll never even know it.

Really. thumbs_up.gif

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