Doll Cake On Top Of 2 9" Layers, Do I Dowel?

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princelyess Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 2:43am
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I am making my DD a princess aurora cake for her birthday tomorrow. I used the Wilton Wonder Mold pan, and also made two 9" layers to put it on top of. Do I need to add doweling, and if so, for just the 9" layers, or should I somehow dowel the Wonder Mold top as well? It is strawberry cake with strawberry cream cheese filling, Rick's special buttercream frosting and I plan on making the dress in fondant (though I haven't picked out a recipe for the fondant yet). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I bought a sleeping beauty doll, just so I could use the head!!! Oh, and btw, my daughter will be 20 tomorrow (that's right, 20, not 2) LOL princess.gifprincess.gifprincess.gif Crazy Girl!

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Deb_ Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 2:53am
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Yes, definitely use dowels or another type of support under the doll, in the 9" tier. You don't have to dowel the doll itself although some people do if they torte it.

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juststarted Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 2:59am
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that's so cute! I've never made a doll cake myself but from what I read you should dowel the whole thing. And if you are not very confident about the homemade fondant, you can order satin ice fondant.

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Cakepro Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 6:43am
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I don't. icon_smile.gif You can see my latest doll cake in my pics. I use WASC which is a great cake for this purpose.

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PinkLisa Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 1:03pm
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I just made a Barbie doll cake (in my photos) and didn't dowel but had it right on the board. If I were to put it on top of another cake, I would dowel under the doll cake and also dowel the doll into the 9". That's similar to what I did when I put a soccer ball on top of a 9" (also in my pictures). I used Satin Ice to make the dress for my doll. Good luck. I would love a doll cake for my birthday and I'm much older than 20 - lol.

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