Do I Need A Center Dowel???

Decorating By multilayered Updated 26 Mar 2010 , 1:29am by prterrell

multilayered Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 1:07am
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For a 10" 8" 6" or are the cake boards and support dowels enough?? I don't think I need one, but I want to be sure. Thanks, Andrea

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tarheelgirl Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 1:17am
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I always use a center dowel. Unless you are using SPS then you don't need anything. icon_smile.gif

Rylan Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 1:18am
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Hi Andrea,

A center dowel is usually used to prevent the cake from shifting or tipping over. If you are not really transporting it, I don't think there is a need for it. I still use it just to make sure.

multilayered Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 1:22am
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I have never used one before. I sharpen it with a pencil sharpener and kinds hammer it through the middle??? Doesn't that shake up or destroy the cake?? How do I do it properly? Also what is SPS????

indydebi Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 1:23am
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only if you are transporting it already assembled and are not using SPS.

prterrell Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 1:29am
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Originally Posted by multilayered

I have never used one before. I sharpen it with a pencil sharpener and kinds hammer it through the middle??? Doesn't that shake up or destroy the cake?? How do I do it properly? Also what is SPS????




SPS = single plate system

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-603925-sps.html

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