Thanks Ceshell! I'll let you know how it comes out
On the Food Network, I saw where a chef had the dowel bolted into the base, and basically slide the cakes down onto it to form a tower... Kind of "Cake on a Stick"...chuckle Seemed to work really well.
this may help
see this thread as well:
Doug's description/instructions is almost EXACTLY how Geof on Ace of Cakes did the lighthouse cake! It was awesome!! Just stacked and carved the shape and covered it! Good luck Can't wait to see your cake!
Dang Doug! You Rock! Now I need to find a reason to try this cake...lol