Quick Question About Doweling A Cake

Decorating By puddles_gal Updated 9 Jul 2011 , 4:38pm by FromScratchSF

puddles_gal Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:23pm
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I am doing a 2 tiered cake covered in fondant. The bottom tier is 8" and the top is 6". I know I have to put dowels in the 8" tier, but my question is, do I also put them in the 6" tier, as there won't be any decoration on top of the cake, so I wouldn't want a bunch of holes showing. Thank you in advance for any advice!

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CWR41 Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:25pm
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do I also put them in the 6" tier




No, the 6" tier won't be supporting anything on top.

tonedna Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:35pm
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You only put dowels on a cake to support a cake that goes on top. You do need one dowel
to go through both cakes to make them stable.
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puddles_gal Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by tonedna

You only put dowels on a cake to support a cake that goes on top. You do need one dowel
to go through both cakes to make them stable.
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If I put the dowel down the center of both cakes, how do I repair the hole in the fondant on the top of the top tier?

tonedna Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 4:24pm
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Originally Posted by puddles_gal

Quote:
Originally Posted by tonedna

You only put dowels on a cake to support a cake that goes on top. You do need one dowel
to go through both cakes to make them stable.
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If I put the dowel down the center of both cakes, how do I repair the hole in the fondant on the top of the top tier?




Usually a decoration a topper will hide it. If not you will have to fill it with either buttercream or royal icing in the same color of the fondant. If done well it wont be too visible
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FromScratchSF Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 4:38pm
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you could also just fill the hole with buttercream and cut a round disk of fondant and put it over the hole. i use a scalloped edge cutter, makes it pretty.

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