How To Support This Cake

Decorating By SarahPeach Updated 17 Mar 2016 , 9:09pm by SarahPeach

SarahPeach Posted 17 Mar 2016 , 8:55am
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Hi everyone,

after three glasses of wine I offered to make a friends engagement cake. I am going to make a 2 tier 6 layer mud cake with buttercream frosting, 10 inches on the bottom and 7 on the top tier.

This is the largest cake I've made, and am wondering if it will need dowels. It only needs to be transported about 10 minutes away. I have never used dowels before and am trying to avoid it if possible. 

Thanks for your advice, and no more wine promises from me!

6 replies
SarahPeach Posted 17 Mar 2016 , 8:58am
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julia1812 Posted 17 Mar 2016 , 9:46am
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I would definitely use support. The top tier is rather small. It should be fine to use bubble tea straws (the fat ones). 

Good luck!

SarahPeach Posted 17 Mar 2016 , 9:59am
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Thanks for your advice! The more I read the more I think it's a good idea to do. Thanks :)

-K8memphis Posted 17 Mar 2016 , 12:23pm
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put in one straw/dowel and mark where to cut it -- pull it out and cut all of them the same length to that mark -- it's no bueno to stick 'em all in and snip them off -- they need to be the exact same length so it's not wobbly --

you got this 

best to you

SarahPeach Posted 17 Mar 2016 , 9:09pm
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Thanks for your advice K8! 

I'm baking today, I got this :)

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