Do I Need Dowels And Board For This?

Decorating By tsal Updated 25 Feb 2010 , 8:28pm by tsal

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tsal Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 4:42pm
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I'm making mini cakes (2 tier). I haven't decided on the exact size, but the lower tier will be less than 4 inches wide and the upper tier less than 2 inches wide. They will be torted and filled.

Do I need to put in dowels and a tiny board as support or should they be okay because they are so small?

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pouchet82 Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 4:52pm
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I think you will be OK without support since the top tier won't be heavy. I have mage a 2 tier with the top being 4" and didn't support is, it was fine. Not sure about the board though. I might put something just to seperate the tiers

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CakeMommyTX Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 5:42pm
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Are they going to be 4" high cakes?
Those suckers are going to be a pain, I wish you luck and plenty of patience!
A sfor the dowels, I might depending on the filling (fruit fillingd and cream fillings like to slide around) and I would use a cake board for easier serving.

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SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 6:19pm
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Bless your heart! I hate working with those tiny little monsters! lol
You def don't need them for support, but I may would put one in the center to keep the top tier from falling off... may be easier to work with the little stinkers that way too. I HATE 4" cakes!!!!! lol thumbs_up.gif

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tsal Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 8:28pm
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Thanks!! I'll post pics. icon_smile.gif

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