i am making a turkey cake by baking 2 nine inch rounds and trimming off the bottom so that the two filled halves will stand sideways. If I put dowels in for support will it keep the two layers from splitting apart? Any other suggestions?
I've made one, but I baked oval shaped cakes (no bake even strips so I'd get the humps), stacked as I normally would then trimmed them to make them rounded on the top and bottom. I've also seen people use the wilton egg pan for them as well.
I always worry about gluing to halves standing up the way you are talking about.
I'm with TexasSugar, I did one layer and leveled it and left the large hump on my second layer. If you're not transporting it and you cover it in fondant it will probably be OK but it makes me nervous to move anything that is "glued" vertically.
Here is a tutorial on a Turkey Cake I did in all buttercream. My top layer didn't have enough of a hump, so I built it up in buttercream.
I love the Turkey cakes. They're way too fun.