I'm a little confused about stacking cakes.
Am I supposed to put holes in the cardboard cake separator and then put that on top of the dowels that are inserted into the first layer?
I think you may be confusing the SPS instructions with doweling. Two separate and distinct things.
PS, if you put a hole in the cardboard and the dowel goes thru the hole, then you don't have any support.
If you are using a center dowel (not SPS), then sharpen one end to a point and push it through the layers...
I still use the dowel method. Really would like to try the SPS method someday Leah! I need a video though LOL.
Like Zoesmum said...if you sharpen the end of the dowel it should go right through. Just be really careful not to put too much pressure at one time on the dowel. If you will put a little pressure you can feel it pop through the first layer of the board, that's when I usually hammer mine through lol. If you try to force it all at once, it may bend the board.