How Many Dowels?

Decorating By staceyd1984 Updated 30 Oct 2009 , 6:04pm by Renaejrk

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staceyd1984 Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 1:46pm
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i am making a wedding cake for tomorrow.

its a 16", 13", 10", 7" and a ceramic topper, round cakes, stacked.

my question is i don't know how many dowels to use in each tier! this is my first stacked cake and i have to admit i'm nervous!

the doweling i have is 140mm wooden doweling.

also, do i cut the doweling the exact height of the cake?

i would appreciate any help you can give me!

thanks in advance icon_smile.gif

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cakefairy03 Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 2:04pm
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I've never done large stacked cakes before, so I'm not too sure about the number of dowels to use. But I think you should check out this video to get some stacking advise. HTH and Good luck!

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-K8memphis Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 2:07pm
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Cut the dowel the same length to each other--very very very very very important.

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Renaejrk Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 6:04pm
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I usually put dowels about 2-3 inches apart starting at about an inch or 2 in from the perimeter of the cake that they will be sitting under. I think 2-3 inches is right? I'm not a good judge of size, I always have to check! lol Don't put one in the center, though, put a large center dowel in from the top all the way through to the bottom.

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