I need to make a cake for 30. I'm tired of sheet cakes too. I know how to dowel the cake but I have a question.
Is it necessary to dowel the cake if it's a 3" layer sitting on another larger diameter 3" layer? Thanks!
Better to be safe than sorry, I always say. However, you can use wide drinking straws cut down instead of wooden dowels.
Any time you go up more than 4" you should dowel. This is where straws come in handy. Those small cakes can esaily be supported by them
In your case, it would depend on the size of the cakes & how heavy. Say you are stacking a 4" round on top of an 8"....I wouldn't. It's like putting a cupcake on a sheet cake.
Now if the bottom cake is say a 12" round and the top on a 9" covered in fondant &/or a heavy type of cake recipe then by all means go ahead.