How Many Dowels Would You Use?

Decorating By Hollandy Updated 18 Jul 2010 , 7:50pm by destineysway

Hollandy Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 6:44pm
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I am making a 10 inch double layer cake with a 6 inch double layer cake on top, so just two tiers. I have small, straw size wooden dowels and little cardboard cake seperator things which I am sure have an official name that I am just not privy too as a novice icon_biggrin.gif I was told by one baker not to use a support stsyem at all, but she admitted she's never done a tiered cake.

Another woman told me to use 3 dowles in a triangle shape and then a third person told me 5. So, what's the real deal?

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mamawrobin Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 7:00pm
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I use milkshake straws (same size as McDonald's straws) and I use 4 (four) in my 10 inch cakes for supporting a 6 inch cake. I also use the cardboard cake boards. You DO need the support system thumbs_up.gif

Hollandy Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 7:08pm
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

I use milkshake straws (same size as McDonald's straws) and I use 4 (four) in my 10 inch cakes for supporting a 6 inch cake. I also use the cardboard cake boards. You DO need the support system thumbs_up.gif




Thank you! I didn't want to under support or over support causing collapse. 4 seems like a nice rund number, and one that nobody has suggested before. LOL

mamawrobin Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 7:20pm
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

I use milkshake straws (same size as McDonald's straws) and I use 4 (four) in my 10 inch cakes for supporting a 6 inch cake. I also use the cardboard cake boards. You DO need the support system thumbs_up.gif



Thank you! I didn't want to under support or over support causing collapse. 4 seems like a nice rund number, and one that nobody has suggested before. LOL




I had to laugh when I read your post because one person said 3 and another said 5. I DO use 4....it was just funny to me that it was right in between what the others had suggested.

destineysway Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 7:50pm
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i also use 4 for a 10' cake

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