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post #16 of 19
I use a bubble tea straw for my center dowel on smaller cakes. This is what I would do for a two tier cake: I place bottom tier on board, then stick a whole bubble tea straw in the middle of the cake. Then I put in my support straws that will hold up the stacked tier (cut to height of bottom cake). For the top tier, I cut a hole in the middle of the board that the bubble tea straw fits tightly through. Then I "impale" my top tier onto the bubble tea that is now my center dowel. Hope this makes sense.

For my bigger cakes I do something similar except I start with a plywood cake board with a dowel attached to it. Then I start "threading" each cake tier onto it (with support for each tier of course).

This is what works for me, but I know everyone has their own tried and true methods.

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post #17 of 19
For those who hammer a dowel through fondant covered cakes, what method do you use to cover the hole to get a nice finish when there will be no topper/flowers to hide the holes left by the dowel rod? Thanks.
post #18 of 19
Come up thru the bottom so you don't puncture the fondant.
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post #19 of 19
Thanks auntginn. I had started a thread on a related topic ( http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=750436&highlight= ) and was trying to find out how those who go from the top disguise the hole. So far I think I'm going to go with the method you mentioned.
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