How Many Dowel Rods

Decorating By sugarprincess Updated 28 Aug 2011 , 7:05am by sweettreat101

sugarprincess Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 11:19am
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How many dowel rods should I use for a 15 inch and 11 inch cake? The 11 inch cake will be stacked on the 15 inch and ontop of the 11 inch I am using 7" pillars with the separator plates, on which a 7 inch cake will rest.

I have the wilton hard plastic dowel rods ( the larger ones )

Many thanks

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Unlimited Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 2:26pm
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I'd use fourit's enough when using the plastic hollow rods. With wooden dowels, you'd need more.

BlakesCakes Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 9:44pm
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I like odd numbers........5.


glendaleAZ Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 10:01pm
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Hi sugarprincess,

I like 5. One in the center, and the other 4 evenly spaced out around the center rod, about 4 inches out.

I like to using Wilton's white plastic dowels as they have a wider foot print in the cake. I also like using them because they are easier to cut, and cut again, when I just can't seem to get them all exactly the same height.

Good Luck with your cake.


sugarprincess Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 1:20am
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Thanks everyone for your help

sweettreat101 Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 7:05am
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Edna's video says one every two inches. I also like to put on in the middle.

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