Open Lid Present Cake - Do I Dowel To Support The Lid?

Decorating By sugardugar Updated 5 Mar 2011 , 11:44pm by sugardugar

sugardugar Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 10:18pm
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OK! After resolving my how-do-I fondant-RKT issue (ty guys!!) my bow is on my lid and cake is fondanted and gtg.

This is my first open-lid cake. Honestly, I did NOT anticipate the lid weighing so much or I'd have looked into this sooner.

Anyhow.
This lid (10" square) has candy melts, fondant, a huge bow...it's heavy. The cake is red velvet and has given me enough grief so I'm NOT messing this last detail up lol.

Do I dowel? I was thinking 2 short and 2 long so it stays open? FYI I use wooden dowels and cannot get any others atm but I doubt this changes anything.

For the record between the cake and lid I have fondant "tissue paper" hardened and ready to go and will fill in with new pieces if need be. Perhaps a couple ribbon roses..

TY!

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icer101 Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 10:43pm
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hope this helps. you do use dowels to hold the lid open



sugardugar Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 11:44pm
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thanks!!!!!

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