How Many Dowels Do I Use For 2 Tier Cake

Decorating By sweetdreams1989 Updated 11 May 2011 , 10:52am by mommakristin

sweetdreams1989 Posted 11 May 2011 , 6:47am
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I have an event coming up and its a 2 tier cake but im not really sure how many dowels to put in the bottom tier im really drawing a blank if someone has an suggestions that would be great thanks

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MamaMia808 Posted 11 May 2011 , 7:11am
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How big are the tiers?

sunset74 Posted 11 May 2011 , 8:14am
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I agree, how big are the tiers. If you are supporting a six inch then I like five (I am just not a fan of four for some reason), and if supporting an 8 inch then I would use six.

mommakristin Posted 11 May 2011 , 10:52am
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I don't necessarily use dowels for each tier. I use bubble tea straws. I get them in bulk off eBay. Like 2000 of them for like $15.00.
As for how many in each tier... That usually depends on how far the cake is traveling as well as how large each tier is. I usually use the theory of if my cake is a two tier and the top tier is 8 inch, then I would use 6 straws. Then depending on whether the tier is square or round will depend on how I position them to hold the tier up. (i.e. square pattern for a square tier, round pattern for a round cake)


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