How Do I Stack Without Dowelling?

Decorating By melba76 Updated 27 Jul 2010 , 8:19am by melba76

melba76 Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 7:41am
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I just decided last night to make a two tier cake last night but I don't have any dowelling rods. Am going to ice the cake the night before and then place the tiers together the morning of the party. I wondered if anyone has done this before. I live in Holland and don't live near a baking shop and have to order everything online and as this is the only thing I need I didn't want to place another order.

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Texas_Rose Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 7:48am
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Can you use drinking straws or wooden skewers?

Cakechick123 Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 7:54am
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Agree with Texas rose, get some straws or skewers,
a two tier cake witout supports is not a good idea!

melba76 Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 7:57am
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Do I put a cake board under between the tiers? I am a complete beginner and so far learnt everything tfrom this site. Thanks for help.

lauriekailee Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 8:07am
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you should already have a cake board under your second cake tier...that is good enough, just use at least 4 skewers/straws (depending on the size of both the top and the bottom)

melba76 Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 8:19am
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Thanks am very excited now I know I can do it.

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