Ok, so I have never tried to stack a cake before...and I am doing my first one tomorrow. I am making a 10" and stacking a 6" ontop. All will be covered in fondant.
Do I need to use supports? or will it be ok without? I am making it tomorrow night for the saturday party. And since its right here in my house, its not like it has to move or anything...it will be made and left where it is.
yes you will need to use straws or dowels to support the top tier.
The only time I think you can get by with stacking and not using supports for a 2-tier cake is if the bottom tier is very dense (fruitcake, pound cake) and the top is very light. Even then, I wouldn't really trust it.
YES! u need supports ( I like bubble tea straws) and a cake board ( I like fomecore) under your top tier. The supports hold the weight of the upper cake, not the lower cake itself.
I think on the homepage there is a tutorial on this?
Everything you ever wanted to know about making your 1st tiered cake:
(Has accurate and complete illustrated cake support system help.)