As you may have guessed, I'm VERY new to this whole cake thang.
Anyway, I've been asked to do 2 tier cake, one cake on top of the other - BUT.... do I transport it as one cake?
If so - do I use buttercream or edible glue or something to stick the top layer to the 2nd?
OR.. do I transport them as 2 separate tiers and then put them together once arrived???
OHHH Also.... my dowls have not been delivered yet.. panic.. so is there something else that I can use instead?
(not so giggly at the moment though.. slightly panicked!)
If your doing fondant then a little butttercream under the top tier would work fine.make sure you use supports and a center dowel and it will travel fine on a level surface. put in a box drive cautiously no fast curves no quick stops.
Hopefully you ordered the SPS system for support. If so, just follow the instruction in the Sticky and when the cake is completed, just pick it up, set it on a flat and level surface (with some non-skid material underneath) and go. You can drive normally.
If you have thick straws you can use them instead of dowels. some one here suggested "bubble tea" straws and i have used them for two tier cakes. my last two tier cake was transported by the customer in the back seat of their car (30minute ride) nothing happened to it. i am almost sure you shouldnt have a problem with a two tier cake. b.c. or royal icing , or ganache to ahere the top to the bottom tier should be fine.
As long as you have correctly supported the 2nd tier then there should be no problem transporting it already stacked. Bubble tea straws are a great substitute for dowels (I actually prefer them) as they are cheap, very easy to cut and don't disperse the cake like dowels