A friend's daughter wants a tiered cake, but they basically only need one cake. So I was going to make an 8" 1-layer on top of a 10" 1-layer, so it has a tiered look, but isn't too much cake. Question is, do I need dowel rods to support the top layer? I'm thinking not, because it would just be like a 2-layer cake, right? I am going to put a cardboard under the 8" so they can cut it separate from the 10". I'm also thinking of putting a thin layer of icing on the 1 layer, but it still shouldn't need supports, should it?
You're right. I think the rule is supports for every 4 inches of cake. What you're planning on making is the same as a 2 layer cake. No supports needed.
I don't think you would need dowels for that. It's just 2 layers. It sounds very unattractive though!
Wow mug you seem so rude with that comment. Who are you to say that anything is unattractive. That is so not cool of you.
Not trying to be rude. Certain things look unattractive, and 2 thin cakes stacked just looks weird. I wasn't attacking her cake skills, just that style.
You could add a little height by torting/filling each of the two cakes.