Need Help. Center Dowel Came Through Top Of Cake!

Decorating By esq1031 Updated 24 Jan 2011 , 12:35pm by Ambar2

esq1031 Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 11:56am
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So I made my daughter a three tiered cake for her 2nd bday. I doweled each individual layer, then I ran a dowel through the center of all three cakes. I let the cakes settle a little bit prior to putting the center dowel. However, the center dowel started coming through the top of the cake. Fortunately the cake was for me, not a customer, and I was able to hide the dowel, for the most part, but why did this happen.

I can only assume it is because of the weight and the settling of the cake, but what can I do in the future to avoid this in the future???

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Ambar2 Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 12:35pm
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Ive heard that they have to be cut at least an inch below the top of the cake

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