Do I Need To Dowel This Cake?

Decorating By Kiddiekakes Updated 3 Feb 2010 , 8:36pm by Kiddiekakes

Kiddiekakes Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 8:23pm
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I am doing this crown cake next week.I will be using 3 layers of cake (2 inch high) and will torte them.Do I need to dowel the cake and if so how many...nothing is going ontop.Also I noticed on most of the cake shows after they have iced and torted 2 layers...they usually put a cardboard between the other 4 tortes.Why is this..not stable?

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costumeczar Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 8:33pm
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For only three torted layers I wouldn't bother dowelling. I think they put the boards between them on the cake shows so that it will be easier to serve the cake. It would be hard to cut and plate 4-layer pieces! Also, most cakes are two layers, so when they're calculating servings that's probably what they're using.

Kiddiekakes Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 8:36pm
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Thanks Costumeczar..I didn't think so..It is going to be heavy enough but not to tip over..

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