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asked February 2nd 2019

Top toer dummy

Hello ,im doing a cake for a friend which will have to travel for an hour wiyh the car.the bottom tier will be a cake the top tier dummy.will i have to dowel the bottom tier?i did this previously with the bottom being a bisvuit cake without dowelling and it was ok.but nowill do Paul's chocolate cake.Sorry if it was answered again.A simple yes or no would do.Thank you!!

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Hi. I would just use three bubble straws. Even though it's a dummy cake, it will still have some weight from the sugar paste? Be on the safe side πŸ™‚

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HI Nicholetta

Good advice from cakecat. It does depend on how much decoration the dummy will be adorned with plus the sugarpaste. Personally, I would dowell the bottom tier as if it was taking the weight of a real cake. Better to be safe than sorry! πŸ™‚

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Thank you both for your answers !I hate dowelling by the way and thought i could avoid it πŸ˜„

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Stick with the dowelling πŸ™‚ it’s easier than sorting out a disaster. Good luck, hope all goes well πŸ˜ƒ