When Stacking Dummies, Are Dowels Needed?

Decorating By alicosani Updated 26 Sep 2010 , 7:07pm by Ruth0209

alicosani Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 4:42pm
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It's my first year at a cake competition and I have never really worked with dummies, so this is a first for a lot of things. My question is when using cake dummies are dowels needed for extra support? There are not a lot of decorations so there is not that much additional weight besides the fondant covering it. So should I put dowels in??

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bakingatthebeach Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 5:51pm
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No dowels needed cause there is not cake to squish! Good luck in your competition!!

bakencake Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 6:28pm
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i agree with bakingatthebeach. the fake cake is a lot more sturdy and lighter than real cake. make sure to practice covering it with fondant. I hear it's different. good luck!

alicosani Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 6:44pm
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thank you guys, and bakencake, it is a bit different and a bit more difficult than I thought it would be, but was not that hard at all!

Ruth0209 Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 7:07pm
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You don't need dowels, but I do stick skewers in them to just hold the tiers together. You could use royal icing, too.

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