Dowel Rod Question...please Explain!!!

Decorating By Kaiah723 Updated 8 Jul 2009 , 2:29am by Rylan

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Kaiah723 Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 1:44pm
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Ok so this might seem like the dumbest question ever but I have to ask. I have not really built any big tiered cakes and only used dowel rods once (and I dont think I used them right!) so I am not that experienced with them. Can someone please tell me why you put a dowel rod through the center of the cake? What does this do or what does it prevent from happening?? I am kind of embarrased asking but I need to know! icon_redface.gif TIA!!

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Texas_Rose Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 1:48pm
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You put a dowel through the center of a tiered cake to keep the tiers from slipping. If you're not going to be transporting it already stacked, then you can usually manage without a center dowel.

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Rylan Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 2:29am
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Texas_rose got it right. It saved me a cake from falling.

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