Do I Need A Center Dowel?

Decorating By nanasmom Updated 29 May 2014 , 9:26am by leah_s

nanasmom Posted 28 May 2014 , 8:35pm
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Is a center dowel a must for a stacked 8, 6, 4 inch tiered cake?

It will be traveling about a half hour to its destination.

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acakedecorator Posted 28 May 2014 , 8:39pm
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Many people will say that there is no need for a center dowel, especially if you have a good support system. When I am stacking cakes with dowels and boards, however, a center dowel gives me peace of mind if nothing else.

I do not think it is a must, but I like to do it.

Hotcakesbyjules Posted 28 May 2014 , 8:41pm
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Better safe than sorry :)

nanasmom Posted 28 May 2014 , 8:50pm
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Originally Posted by Hotcakesbyjules 
 

Better safe than sorry :)

 lol

so where can I get a dowel?  Does Michaels carry them?

What about my cake board - does the dowel need to be placed into the bottom cake board?

AZCouture Posted 28 May 2014 , 9:15pm
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AI personally despise sticking pieces of wood in my cake, but will do it on the rare occasion that someone else will be transporting it.

nanasmom Posted 28 May 2014 , 9:21pm
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Originally Posted by AZCouture 

I personally despise sticking pieces of wood in my cake, but will do it on the rare occasion that someone else will be transporting it.

tx!  so do you have something else you do instead?

thecakewitch Posted 28 May 2014 , 9:40pm
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Originally Posted by nanasmom 
 

Is a center dowel a must for a stacked 8, 6, 4 inch tiered cake?

It will be traveling about a half hour to its destination.

I use sps so I don't center dowel. I always refridge cakes overnight before delivery, much easier to handle. 

AZCouture Posted 28 May 2014 , 11:36pm
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Originally Posted by nanasmom 
 

tx!  so do you have something else you do instead?

No, I don't find it necessary to use anything at all, unless the clients are picking it up.

cai0311 Posted 29 May 2014 , 2:37am
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AI put 2 offset dowels through all my tiered cakes.

leah_s Posted 29 May 2014 , 9:26am
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AI never use a center dowel. I use SPS.

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