I have been reading different posts for a couple hours and have found many different answers to covering 'dummy cakes'. I plan to cover with glad press & seal, then buttercream. I need a 3+ tiered cake for a wedding with the top tier being real cake. (Little nerve-racking as this will be my first order for a tiered cake!) I read that there is no need to doll the styrofoam because it is so light weight and the buttercream will make them stick together. However, if the top tier is real cake, do I need to use a doll through the whole thing then?
If you were traveling with the whole thing stacked and finished and the top tier is real cake, then I would do a dowel throughout. If it's all styro or if you're adding the real cake on location then there would be no need for a dowel. Good Luck!