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asked October 11th 2012

Stacking the graduation cake

I’m making a Harry Potter version of your graduation cake with a witches hat on the top of what will now be spell books. Is it essential to put the sticks into the cake when stacking it? Are they meant for structural support for the base of the cake? I’m a bit concerned about cutting into the cake when serving it with all those sticks.

I look forward to hearing back from you

Many Thanks

Mrs P

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I’m making a Harry Potter version of your graduation cake with a witches hat on the top of what will now be spell books. Is it essential to put the sticks into the cake when stacking it? Are they meant for structural support for the base of the cake? I’m a bit concerned about cutting into the cake when serving it with all those sticks.

I look forward to hearing back from you

Many Thanks

Mrs P

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Hi Jedauk

The dowel (sticks) are there to support the upper cakes (on their own boards) from collapsing into the base cake by spreading out the weight. The dowels are no problem when cutting the cakes, they are instantly visible and can be removed very easily as the cake is being sliced. Hope this answers helps.

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Hi Jedauk

If you are really concerned there are red poly dowels at

http://www.thecakedecoratingcompany.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=4680

you can’t miss them when cutting cake

Jx

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