Doweling Fondant Vs Bc Tier

Decorating By AfordRN Updated 25 Apr 2009 , 5:39pm by queenie1958

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AfordRN Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 3:28am
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OK, probably a dumb question, but is there any difference to doweling a fondant covered cake for tiers VS a BC? I have a wedding cake coming up and the brides mom wants 3 tier, top two up on pillars. I use bubble tea straws and plan to use the Wilton cake plate/pillars. Should I put the dowel in after I cover it with fondant or before? I'm thinking after. icon_redface.gif Didn't know if a hole in the fondant would make any difference with keeping cake moist.

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xstitcher Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 3:39am
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It's not a dumb question!

Dowel after you have the fondant on.

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queenie1958 Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 5:39pm
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I'm making my first fondant tier cake next month.
I'd be interested to know if anyone dowels right away after putting on fondant or wait until it hardens a bit. I'm thinking right away while still soft to have less tearing !

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