Dowelling Cake Topper? Help!

Decorating By The_Sugar_Fairy Updated 8 May 2010 , 10:33pm by tastyart

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 8 May 2010 , 2:56pm
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Do I need to dowel this cake topper? I've included a picture. If I do, can you tell me how to properly do it. The cake is going to be covered in fondant, three tiers, 12-10-8. Thanks so much!
LL

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tastyart Posted 8 May 2010 , 3:07pm
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If it is not heavy it should be fine without the dowels. It doesn't look like it would be heavy. It will be placed at the venue, right? If it looks like it will indent the surface of the cake then use dowels. Support it in three places so it is balanced, like a tri-pod. That's what I would do, anyway. There might be some decorators out there that have used this exact topper before.

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 8 May 2010 , 5:49pm
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Has anyone ever used a topper like this? Does it need to be dowelled?

cheatize Posted 8 May 2010 , 7:00pm
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Is it plastic, ceramic, or something else?

kimmy37 Posted 8 May 2010 , 7:15pm
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I agree....if it's not heavy, don't bother. Otherwise I'd just use some drinking straws as dowels....much easier to cut than wood.

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 8 May 2010 , 10:31pm
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I think it's ceramic. It's certainly not as heavy as my wedding topper was - it was a precious moment's one (that was 9 years ago though, lol). If I did put dowels under it, it doesn't need a board under the fondant or something silly, does it? Do I just put three small dowels (popsicle sticks maybe) under it?

tastyart Posted 8 May 2010 , 10:33pm
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I bet that would be sufficient.

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