Cutting Dowel Rods Flush...

Decorating By vgcea Updated 12 Mar 2012 , 9:44am by sweettreat101

vgcea Posted 10 Mar 2012 , 1:17am
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with the icing or with the cake? I've seen some videos on stacking cakes but I'm not certain if folks are cutting the dowels to the height of the cake or to the height of the frosting/fondant covering it.

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Unlimited Posted 10 Mar 2012 , 1:36am
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To the total height. If you go below, it could bulge from the weight.

sweettreat101 Posted 10 Mar 2012 , 8:36am
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Press in your dowel and mark at the top of the frosting. Remove the dowel and cut with a pair of pruning sheers. I have a pair just for cutting dowels works great.

vgcea Posted 10 Mar 2012 , 2:32pm
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Thanks Unlimited and Sweettreat101. I'm going to attempt my first stacked cake in a couple of days icon_smile.gif

sweettreat101 Posted 12 Mar 2012 , 9:44am
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If you cut your dowel to the size of the cake and not the frosting height and they are to short your top layer will put pressure on the bottom layers which can cause bulging and blow outs.

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