Please Help - Dowels

Decorating By Mommy62206 Updated 13 Oct 2011 , 6:02pm by doramoreno62

Mommy62206 Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 11:42pm
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I am making my first mini 3 tiered cake for my daughters birthday tomorrow and have no idea if I should use dowels like I would in larger tiered cakes the sizes are 4x2, 3x2 and 2x2 inch rounds. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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sweettooth622 Posted 13 Oct 2011 , 12:03am
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Hi, if it were me, I wouldn't try to dowel a cake that small. I'd be afraid of splitting the cake when inserting the dowel, but that's just me. Plus, if you aren't transporting it to another location, it should be fine without a dowel. Hope that helps icon_biggrin.gif

mbark Posted 13 Oct 2011 , 12:20am
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I have some wooden skewers that I use on my smaller cakes, they're very thin and do just enough to keep the top tiers from tipping. But I agree you wouldn't need one unless you're transporting it.

rosa1110 Posted 13 Oct 2011 , 12:44am
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hello, in my opinion, i would use the wooden skrewers, just because you know when the kids get excited around the cake table icon_lol.gif . just to be on the safe side icon_lol.gif . good luck and happy birthday to your baby. thumbs_up.gif

mbark Posted 13 Oct 2011 , 12:52am
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oh & I bought them at the grocery store

lilmissbakesalot Posted 13 Oct 2011 , 12:54am
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I'd just stick a skewer down the center... I do 6" tall tiers from time to time and they don't need dowels inside unless another heavy tier is going on top, and where you are doing such little tiers... there will be hardly any weight at all from the top tiers.

Mommy62206 Posted 13 Oct 2011 , 5:36pm
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Thank you everyone for all your advice! icon_biggrin.gif

doramoreno62 Posted 13 Oct 2011 , 6:02pm
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You could also use regular drinking straws if you don't have any skewers.

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