I am making a 6 tier cake for my daughters Sweet Sixteen. The bottom 3 tiers are going to be dummy cake 16,14,12 and top 3 real cake 10,8 and 6. Do I need to dowel the dummy cakes? I had planned on doing separately and then stacking on location. Any suggestions?
i think the top 3 would be too heavy for just styrofoam and frosting! i would dowel all as you normally would for extra stability
haha. No, you don't dowel styro, only real cake. You can stand on the styro dummies.
I didn't think I would have to, but I wanted to double check before hand. The last thing I want is the cake to collapse!
I will say that I usually do drive a skewer through the styro tiers into the bottom drum, just to hold them in place.
True story, Leah.