I am making a cake for my daughter's b-day tomorrow....It is going to be a 7in. round (2 layer, obviously). I am putting a sugar mold on top of it that does have some buttercream decor on it....do you think I should dowel the cake for the sugar mold & cake board to sit on? I had read on here that some ladies actually cut the dowels just a tiny bit higher than the cake so that the cake board actually doesn't sit on the cake...and I like that idea. I just have never used dowels before and am a bit nervous for some unknown reason, haha! Thanks for your advice.
I would dowel with some straws just to be safe. You don't want the cake to sink any. I do the dowel even with the cake, I want it to look like it is sitting on the bottom layer, otherwise you have a gap that you have to worry about. Unless you can do a trim to cover that up.
actually I do have a way to cover the edge...with clouds thanks for the advice!