Will I Need Dowels?

Decorating By HotPink_LipGloss Updated 8 Jun 2016 , 11:31pm by Apti

HotPink_LipGloss Posted 8 Jun 2016 , 6:56am
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For my parent's anniversary this year, I wanted to make a mini wedding cake using an 8", 6", 4"  , and maybe a 3" or cupcake on top. Each layer will be 2" high and I may or may not split each in half and fill. Will I need dowels and a cake board under each tier? They don't need a lot of cake, and I just thought it would be a cute idea since they didn't have an actual tiered wedding cake at their wedding. Thank you for your help.

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Apti Posted 8 Jun 2016 , 7:22am
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Generally, for a small cake that doesn't exceed 4-5" in height, no dowels are needed.  Cute idea.

640Cake Posted 8 Jun 2016 , 12:15pm
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I'd still use a cake board under each tier, though.  Makes for easier cutting, if nothing else.

HotPink_LipGloss Posted 8 Jun 2016 , 9:47pm
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Ok thank you both. I may just put a couple dowels straight through just to be on the safe side. And I will definitely put a board between each layer. 

Apti Posted 8 Jun 2016 , 11:31pm
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Apologies--just re-read your description.  Yes, I would use 2 dowels to keep them from sliding off each other. 

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