Would You Dowel?

Decorating By AiringtonsCakes Updated 30 Dec 2011 , 6:17pm by KoryAK

AiringtonsCakes Posted 30 Dec 2011 , 2:50am
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I am making a 6 tier cake for my daughters Sweet Sixteen. The bottom 3 tiers are going to be dummy cake 16,14,12 and top 3 real cake 10,8 and 6. Do I need to dowel the dummy cakes? I had planned on doing separately and then stacking on location. Any suggestions?

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step0nmi Posted 30 Dec 2011 , 3:20am
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i think the top 3 would be too heavy for just styrofoam and frosting! i would dowel all as you normally would for extra stability icon_wink.gif

leah_s Posted 30 Dec 2011 , 3:55am
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haha. No, you don't dowel styro, only real cake. You can stand on the styro dummies.

AiringtonsCakes Posted 30 Dec 2011 , 4:40am
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I didn't think I would have to, but I wanted to double check before hand. The last thing I want is the cake to collapse!

leah_s Posted 30 Dec 2011 , 12:48pm
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I will say that I usually do drive a skewer through the styro tiers into the bottom drum, just to hold them in place.

KoryAK Posted 30 Dec 2011 , 6:17pm
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True story, Leah.

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