I really should know the answer to this question, but I don't so I'll ask it here. I am doing a whimsical, mad hatter, topsy-turvy, whatever you want to call it cake for a bridal shower this weekend. I am not assembling it until I get to where it is being delivered (I may be crazy, but I'm not totally nuts). It has a 2" high 9" layer, a 3" high 8", a 3" high 6" and 2" high 5 and 4 inch layers. Should I worry about putting dowel rods in the 5" cake or do you think since the cake isn't going together until I get to the shower site, it would hold up on its own?
I would dowel the cake so that you know it will be stable and not have any mishaps with your cake.
Yep.....better safe than............ya know.
Yeah, better safe than splattered all over the floor.