Are Dowels Necessary In 15X10 Layer Cake

Decorating By lolobell Updated 17 Mar 2010 , 1:14pm by leily

lolobell Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 3:36am
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hello everyone..

can you tell me if it's necessary to use dowels in a 2 layer, 15x10 cake?

thanks in advance..

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BlakesCakes Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 3:41am
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Are you making a 15x10x4 sheet cake? If so, no, no dowels. If it's something else, we need more info.


lolobell Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 3:43am
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sorry for sounding confusing..

yes, i meant a 15x10x4... and thank you for the info...

ceshell Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 3:46am
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Do you mean 2 layer cake, or two tier cake? It sounds like you have a single tier cake sized 10x15...two layers of cake separated by a layer of filling? No, you don't need dowels. Dowels are to support upper tiers of cake. That should make it easier!

leily Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 1:14pm
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a good rule of thumb is dowels/plates every 4" of vertical cake. So it sounds like you'll be ok on this one since you're not doing tiers.

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