Do I Need To Dowel This Cake?

Decorating By ljhow623 Updated 14 Oct 2011 , 12:33pm by Karen421

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ljhow623 Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 11:55am
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I am making a wine bottle standing up. It's going to be 4" round cakes stacked about 7" high and then rice crispies on top for the neck of the bottle. I am using a center dowel but do I need to dowel the cake for support? If so what would you recommend as the cake is so small?

Thanks for your help.

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springlakecake Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 12:03pm
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The general rule is to dowel a cake about every 4 inches. So I personally would dowel the cake so that you have less risk of it sagging.

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Karen421 Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 12:33pm
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My rule of thumb is: If I wonder if I need a dowel, then I need a dowel!!! icon_biggrin.gif I don't think cakes can be too secure!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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