4 Tier Wedding Cake Doweling Advice?

Decorating By KRice95 Updated 11 Mar 2016 , 7:07pm by costumeczar

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KRice95 Posted 11 Mar 2016 , 6:00pm
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I have a wedding cake due tomorrow that I am working on now. I will be traveling about 20 miles with this cake to the venue and it will already be assembled (no room or ability to assemble it there with the atmosphere). I have poly dowels to place into each tier to hold up the weight of the cake above it. I know the procedure for doing this. However,my question is regarding a dowel (or dowels) for support of not allowing the tiers to slip and slide off of one another. I am NOT comfortable with doweling a center rod down the middle of all of the cakes, so I was curious as to whether I could place a dowel every 2 tiers.. For examples, tiers would be tier A, B, C & D; could I place a wooden dowel through tiers A & B and then place a dowel between tiers C & D? Rather than going through all the tiers at the very end?

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costumeczar Posted 11 Mar 2016 , 7:07pm
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Sure...But make sure that the cake has been refrigerated and is transported cold, and that will do more to keep it from moving than a center dowel will.

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