Dowel Rods?

Decorating By biscuitmaker11 Updated 5 Nov 2013 , 3:00am by lorieleann

biscuitmaker11 Posted 4 Nov 2013 , 3:41am
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Does a 14X14X2 square  (2 layer cake) need dowel rods?  I am going to have a 1/4 inch masonite board underneath it.  


Would two heating cores work well or just one for each of my layers?


What's the best way to flip and stack it together?  




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lorieleann Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 3:00am
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dowel rods are used to support a second tier of cake, i.e. two or more complete cakes that are stacked on top of each other.  A single layer cake measuring 2" (or even a torted, two layer cake totaling 4" ) would not require dowel rods.  


heating cores wouldn't hurt. i usually use upside down flower nails on large diameter tiers. 


chill the cakes well (overnight or for a 4-5 hours) to make the cakes easier to fill, frost and position.  I wouldn't flip a cake that size onto its base to assemble.  I would slide the cake off of a cake board and onto the filled base layer. 


good luck 

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