Center Dowel Through Tiered Cake With Dummy Bottom Tier??

Decorating By citygirlcakes Updated 8 Sep 2008 , 5:00pm by snowshoe1

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citygirlcakes Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 4:36pm
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I'm making a 4-tiered wedding cake this weekend where the top 3 are real cake and the bottom one is a dummy. Should I put the center dowel through all 4 tiers down to the cake board, or will the dummy potentially split if I try to push the dowel all the way through? Thanks...

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snowshoe1 Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 5:00pm
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A styrofoam dummy won't split when you dowel it. Trust me, I've reused dummies over and over again, and there are dowel holes all over mine and never a split!

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