I'm planning a 6 tier cake and need advice on center doweling . starting at the bottom I have a 16" and a 14" dummy a real 12" which I will dowel for support, followed by a10" and 8" both dummies the top will be a 6" real cake followed by a dummy half circle to which I have placed gum paste roses and filler flowers the entire cake has a cascade of gum paste roses top to bottom all cakes and dummies have boards and I've attached the 2 sets of dummies together with RI which seems to hold them together quite well I would like to center dowel the whole cake so when the cater lifts the cake to carry it to the kitchen, it doesn't topple over has anyone run a center dowel through dummies and cakes successfully?
I don't understand why you would centre dowel all these fake cakes? You've already glued three together why not just shift them in two parts. The only weight on the cakes is your gumpaste flowers. Even the top 3 only has 2 real cakes on it seperated by another fake. No need for a centre dowel I can see .
They don't carry it to the kitchen, they put it on a cart with wheels when it's time to move it.
I spoke to the caterer who said they carry the cake to the kitchen. No cart involved. I'm afraid it will be too heavy, tip over and separate
That's insane why would they set themselves up for disaster?
I would suggest you prepare the whole in the dummy ahead of time. I guess it would depend on where you are placing the dummy's in relation to the real cake but it seems like it would make it easier.
i would ask them to use a cart...though they probably do it their way all the time.
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