Using Cake Dummies In The Middle Of The Cake

Decorating By sberryp Updated 19 Oct 2011 , 3:22pm by sberryp

sberryp Posted 17 Oct 2011 , 8:58pm
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Hello Cakers!!!! I wanted to know how to properly use a cake dummy in the middle of the cake? Do I have to put dowels in the cake dummy? The 6inch dummy will be supporting an 8in and 6in cake.

The other question I have is when you dowel the cake, will the form get on the cakes under it if you dowel it?

Thanks for your help

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CWR41 Posted 17 Oct 2011 , 9:21pm
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You don't need dowels in the dummy... a styrofoam dummy can easily support the two upper tiers. When you dowel the lower tier (under the dummy), don't forget to use a cake circle on top of the dowels to prevent the dowels from piercing into the dummy above.

If transporting assembled, you'll need to skewer the upper tiers to the dummy because it's certainly top heavy.

sberryp Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 3:22pm
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Thank you for sharing!!

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