I am doing this crown cake next week.I will be using 3 layers of cake (2 inch high) and will torte them.Do I need to dowel the cake and if so how many...nothing is going ontop.Also I noticed on most of the cake shows after they have iced and torted 2 layers...they usually put a cardboard between the other 4 tortes.Why is this..not stable?
For only three torted layers I wouldn't bother dowelling. I think they put the boards between them on the cake shows so that it will be easier to serve the cake. It would be hard to cut and plate 4-layer pieces! Also, most cakes are two layers, so when they're calculating servings that's probably what they're using.
Thanks Costumeczar..I didn't think so..It is going to be heavy enough but not to tip over..