Howdo You Dowel North, South, East, And West?

Decorating By mookamoo Updated 15 May 2011 , 12:37am by CWR41

mookamoo Posted 14 May 2011 , 10:02pm
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when you are supposed to dowel north south east and west...do you put dowels vertical and horizontal through the cake? is there a diagram anywhere? Thanks!

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Dayti Posted 14 May 2011 , 10:26pm
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I've never heard of that. A dowel horizontally through the cake would not add to support at all. Maybe whoever wrote that meant you should put 4 dowels in a cake, but looking at the cake from the top, placement should be at 12 o'clock, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock? (Which some may understand as the points on a compass)

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 May 2011 , 10:36pm
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Agreed, look at the cake face as it were a clock and try 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock. The closest thing I've ever done to doweling horizontally is sticking thin skewers in the ridges of a cake board for extra stability but it's rarely called for.

Kiddiekakes Posted 14 May 2011 , 11:13pm
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As far as I know you don't dowel horizontally as Dayti mentioned...I have stuck fondant arms and legs etc into the sides of cakes with wooden skewers when I do 3D Cakes but I don't see dowelling that way will serve any purpose.

CWR41 Posted 15 May 2011 , 12:37am
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Originally Posted by mookamoo

is there a diagram anywhere?




http://www.wilton.com/cakes/tiered-cakes/stacked-tiered-cake-construction.cfm

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