irishgrl77 Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 8:17pm
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Do I HAVE to use dowel rods to make a 3 layered cake? It's not going to be a huge cake, each layer will be about 2-3 inches deep. I ask, because I don't have dowel rods and I don't have the $$ to go out and get them...nevermind, dragging my 2 babies out with me.

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me_me1 Posted 24 Oct 2012 , 12:35am
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Hi Irishgrl77,

Do you mean a three tier cake or just a cake that's going to have three layers but will just be a single cake?

If it's going to be three tiers then you would need some support structure otherwise the tiers will just sink into one another. You don't have to use dowels, you can use drinking straws (bubble tea ones are great but if you can't find those in your cornershop then normal ones would work fine too).

If it is just one cake with three layers to it then you don't need any dowels or straws or anything.

Hope that helps a bit!

irishgrl77 Posted 25 Oct 2012 , 8:15pm
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Yes, that helps, I am making a 3 tiered cake
Thanks...the strw advice is great, I have plenty of those

AZCouture Posted 25 Oct 2012 , 8:19pm
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And please don't forget to use some sort of cardboard round or whatever under each tier that actually supports the cake itself. Sorry, might be obvious, but figured it might not be in this instance.

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