Decorating By Kelsey130 Updated 24 May 2011 , 9:51pm by SwtCanuck

Kelsey130 Posted 23 May 2011 , 2:08am
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I am making a 2 tiered (12 in. and 10 in.) round cake. Is it necessary to dowel the bottom tier? and if so, how many would you consider using.

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Cargal Posted 23 May 2011 , 2:23am
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Yes, I use 4 dowels. Make sure they are even.

SwtCanuck Posted 23 May 2011 , 2:24am
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I would use 5 (4 around and 1 in the middle)

Cargal Posted 23 May 2011 , 2:32am
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Originally Posted by SwtCanuck

I would use 5 (4 around and 1 in the middle)

Your 1 in the middle going through both tiers, right?

Lovin_Cakes30 Posted 23 May 2011 , 2:42am
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I think a center dowel going all the way through should be different than one you put in the center for support on the bottom tier only...obviously one would have to be off center a bit. I have never done a dowel all th way through on the two tiers I make and not had a problems.. wonder if I should? Yikes haha.

Dani1081 Posted 23 May 2011 , 3:03am
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I normally put at least 6 dowels in a 12" layer to support a 10" tier on top.

sweettreat101 Posted 23 May 2011 , 5:45am
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Edna's video say one dowel every two inches.

SwtCanuck Posted 24 May 2011 , 9:51pm
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I put one in the middle of the large tiers. I never put a dowel through the whole cake.

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