It's my first year at a cake competition and I have never really worked with dummies, so this is a first for a lot of things. My question is when using cake dummies are dowels needed for extra support? There are not a lot of decorations so there is not that much additional weight besides the fondant covering it. So should I put dowels in??
No dowels needed cause there is not cake to squish! Good luck in your competition!!
i agree with bakingatthebeach. the fake cake is a lot more sturdy and lighter than real cake. make sure to practice covering it with fondant. I hear it's different. good luck!
thank you guys, and bakencake, it is a bit different and a bit more difficult than I thought it would be, but was not that hard at all!
You don't need dowels, but I do stick skewers in them to just hold the tiers together. You could use royal icing, too.