I'm making a wedding cake for my mother, it's a story cake. In order to tell her story I need 5 layers and it's too much cake for her reception. I will be using a 14" dummy, 12" chocolate, 10" carrot, 8" yellow, and a 6" dummy. It's my first time using a dummy and real cake together.
I've looked through all the posts I could find on the subject and found a ton of great advice. I never even thought to sand the edges so the fondant wouldn't tear. I think I'll use crisco before applying the fondant too.
I have a question. When I stack the cake, is the 14" dummy really strong enough that I don't need support? or should I be safe and put dowels in anyway?
I will probably deliver it with the 14" and 12" stacked, the 10" alone, and the 8" and 6" stacked.
Thank you so much for your advice,
AThank you CWR41. I had no idea. :)