Support Dowels

Decorating By orianaklump Updated 22 Jul 2011 , 5:39pm by orianaklump

orianaklump Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 3:22pm
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I'm making a shopping bag cake that is about 8"x3' and 12" tall....How should I put the dowel rods in? Can I put them in same place on each layer? Ex. 2 rods, each layer 2" in? Should I put them in so that they dont rest on each other? Is there a diagram or something for this? I've done dowels in round and square cakes, but they are much bigger....HELP ME PLEASE!

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BlakesCakes Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 5:27pm
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I make sure that the dowels are NOT on top of each other so that the weight is better distributed.

If using wooden dowels, I'd put 4 across each 8 inches. If using bubble tea straws or the Wilton hollow dowels, I'd use 2.

I also have a diagram of where ALL of the dowels are down thru the 12" and so that when I drive in 2, long wooden dowels into the bottom board to stake the whole thing, I don't hit any of the support dowels. Being so tall & skinny, I feel that this is important for any transport.


orianaklump Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 5:39pm
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Thank you soooooo much!!!! icon_smile.gif

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