Stacking/dowels Question

Decorating By hobbymommy Updated 23 Oct 2009 , 3:10am by prterrell

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hobbymommy Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 3:02am
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I'm doing a 3 tiered square cake, 16" in., 12" in., 8" in. I'm only doing the cakes 2" in. high, not 4" in. I will be transporting the cake on a 25 mi. trip (no city driving, though). Can I do this:

Ice bottom tier, stack w/middle tier & ice that, stack w/top tier & just put the dowel rods straight down through that 8" in. cake (to the bottom) before I ice it?

I hope this is not a dumb question....

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prterrell Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 3:10am
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First, only having a 2" height for each tier is going to look odd, like the cake was squashed.

2nd, don't forget that you have to have dowel rods in each tier to support the tier above it AND each tier must be on a cake board.

3rd, each tier should be iced (on its board) before stacking.

Center dowel, if used, should be put in after all iced tiers are stacked.

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