I Am New :)...need Help Stacking A Fondant Cake!

Decorating By gissellr78 Updated 7 Aug 2010 , 12:27am by gissellr78

gissellr78 Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 2:09pm
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Hi all,

I recently won a cupcake contest at work with food critics and food network's Sandra Lee and i am on a high!. lol

I would like to learn everything about fondant and what better way that with all of you here.

I am going to be attempting a 2 tier cake for my son's bday and i saw edna's video on stacking (she is great) but it was a buttercream cake.

Do i put the dowels in after applying the fondant or

Do i put the dowels after the buttercream and before the fondant?

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PiccoloChellie Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 2:55pm
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After the fondant. thumbs_up.gif

gissellr78 Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 3:59pm
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Originally Posted by PiccoloChellie

After the fondant. thumbs_up.gif





Thank you. I cant wait.

Do you know how many dowels do i need per cake

my base cake is 23cm x 7cm

and my top cake is 20cm by 9.5cm


thanks in advance

DeezTreatz Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 4:20pm
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Here is another video someone sent me.. hope it helps!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qu9ZtV51RM&feature=related

You should be okay with 5 dowels
(4) for the bottom tier and (1) to go in the centre of both...

However, I have only seen videos for 3 tier cakes - maybe see if a 2 tier requires the large centre dowel - I feel like it might not?

PiccoloChellie Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 5:20pm
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Originally Posted by gissellr78

Thank you. I cant wait.

Do you know how many dowels do i need per cake

my base cake is 23cm x 7cm

and my top cake is 20cm by 9.5cm


thanks in advance




I would do 5 dowels in the 23cm cake, and you don't need any in the 20cm cake unless you're putting a heavy topper on it.

SweetsDecor Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 5:35pm
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I'd do the large dowel through both only if you are transporting the cake somewhere. If the party is at your house, I agree with the previous post that you'd be sufficient with 4 - 5 dowels in the bottom tier.

gissellr78 Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 12:27am
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Originally Posted by SweetsDecor

I'd do the large dowel through both only if you are transporting the cake somewhere. If the party is at your house, I agree with the previous post that you'd be sufficient with 4 - 5 dowels in the bottom tier.




Thanks all.

I do have to take the cake to the party location. So i think i will do the 5 dowels on the bottom and 1 thru the top. Thanks!

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