How Many Dowels?

Decorating By SimplySweetBaking Updated 25 Dec 2011 , 5:06pm by costumeczar

SimplySweetBaking Posted 23 Dec 2011 , 8:56pm
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This is my first time to make a two tier cake. My cake pan is 10" square x 3" thick. How many dowels do I need to support the top tier? Where should I position them in the cake too?

Thank you for any advice you can give.

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AZCouture Posted 23 Dec 2011 , 9:23pm
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You position them directly beneath the tier you are supporting. What size is your top tier?

SimplySweetBaking Posted 24 Dec 2011 , 3:16am
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Ooops sorry I meant to include that. The top tier is a round 8" x 3" cake pan.

FromScratchSF Posted 24 Dec 2011 , 3:31am
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What kind of dowles are you using? Wood? Straws? Pillars?

I use drinking straws, and I'd probably use 6 (in a circle) under the top cake and would probably use an additional center dowel thru the 2.

SimplySweetBaking Posted 24 Dec 2011 , 7:37pm
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I was going to use pillar. Could I use wooden instead?

costumeczar Posted 25 Dec 2011 , 5:06pm
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This is probably too late, but for a short tier like a 3" tall one I wouldn't bother doing more than 3 or 4 dowels. Especially if there isn't another tier on top of that and you're not travelling far with it.

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