Dowels

Decorating By mbankes Updated 18 Oct 2012 , 3:47am by mbankes

mbankes Posted 18 Oct 2012 , 2:22am
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Do I need dowels if I'm only using single layer cakes? I want to do a 10 inch bottom and a 6 inch top. Thanks for any responses icon_smile.gif

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wildflowercakes Posted 18 Oct 2012 , 2:39am
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Anytime you stack more than 2 layers or 4"of cake, you need to dowel it. If you are setting one 6" on one 10" than no you don't need to dowel it. icon_biggrin.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 18 Oct 2012 , 3:21am
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And if you're stacking a 4" tall tier on top of another tier, you need a board (same size as the cake) under that top tier.

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/tiered-cakes/stacked-tiered-cake-construction.cfm

Actually a good idea to have ALL tiers on boards the same size--makes it easier to move them around.

Rae

mbankes Posted 18 Oct 2012 , 3:47am
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Thank you. I figured since it was one layer it would be ok but I guess it doesn't hurt to ask icon_smile.gif

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