Okay I promise this is the last question from me tonight!! I have never done a two tier cake covered in fondant...only buttercream with fondant accents. When I put the dowels (or pillars, whatever) in is that going to be any harder to do with fondant covering?? That sounds kind of crazy but I just wasn't sure!!
You ladies are great!
No, it's not harder. Before I attach the pillars to the plate, I take the plate and center it on the cake and press down. That leaves marks so I can see where to press the pillars in. Then I attach the pillars to the plate and press it in. Add some icing to the top of the plate for "glue" and then add the cake on the cardboard round that you had pre-punched with the hole for the center spike.
Good luck...and welcome to CC!
Thank you so much that helps a ton!
Glad to have found this site - it's great!