Hi all! I would appreciate any input or advice you may have. I've made wedding cakes before, the tallest being a 7 tier. Anyway, because of the limits of my own strength, I always stack on site. I'm making my niece's cake this weekend and am more nervous than I've been in a long time. It's a 7 tier square cake (actually 8, but two of the tiers are only 1 layer). The bottom tier is a cake dummy because of the actually guest count. I've inserted 9 1/2" dowels in the cake dummy and now that it's covered in fondant am worried that I didn't put enough dowels in to support the rest of the cake. Normally I use the Wilton Hidden Pillars which are pretty strong in the cake layers, I'm just not as familiar with the dowels and since these are thicker than I normally see being used in cake, I'm hoping they will be strong enough. Any advice?
ADon't worry; it should be fine
My concern was because there will be so many tiers (7) on top of the dummy. That's why I put dowel rods in the dummy.