I want to make a cake with space in the middle. Do I run a dowel rod through the bottom cake and attach the pillars to those? I am not sure how to keep the pillars from sinking in the cake.
Are you using seperator plates with the pillers?
Illustrated common cake support systems:
(With complete and accurate directions.)
More on SPS system:
(See leahs post.)
Level Dowel Cutting - Photo Tutorial by indydebi:
Hey, I use plastic drinking straws to support my cake tiers. They are much easier to cut than dowls & support just as well.