Wondering if anyone can help me?
I am making a fruit wedding cake and just wondered if anyone had any advice on dowels?
I make cakes for friends and family and have made lots of stacked sponge cakes but haven't been asked to do a stacked fruit cake until now.
The cake has 3 tiers of 10,8,6" each on a separate cake board, marzipanned and covered in sugarpaste. I would usually use bubble straws for this size sponge cake or thin plastic dowels by was unsure what would be best for fruit cake.
P.s I know some people don't dowel fruit cakes but for peace of mind I want to dowel it.
Thank you in advance
Hi L, if it was just a bottom tier of fruitcake and two sponge cakes, I say don't bother ruining the fruitcake with dowels. But three fruitcakes with almond paste and sugar paste - that's quite a weight, so i'd definitely dowel the bottom two. I'd use the standard plastic dowels, no problem. You don't need the extra thick ones. Straws would be a no-no, in my opinion. Best of luck with it!
(PS make sure you have a helper lined up to lift the cake with you - all fruitcake wedding cakes are serious weight!)
AThank you for your help. Yes I have roped my husband into lugging the cake about for me. I'll post pics after the big day!