I have a friend who has requested I make a smash cake for her son's first birthday party. She wants it to be three tiers, graduated in size....but obviously a miniature version. I plan to use various pyrex glass round dishes to accomplish this. But I have a couple concerns.
Do I need a dowel for such a small cake? I saw someone mention the need for a dowel in a layered cake but I have no idea how to do that. I'm hoping it's not necessary for such a small cake (especially because of the whole smashing aspect - don't want the child to start chewing on the wooden stick).
What about transportation? She'll have about a 30 minute drive to the party after she picks it up from me. Any tips or things I could buy to give her to take it in that would be disposable?
you will likely want to bake a SMALL sheet cake and use rings/cookie cutters to cut out tiny rounds. I'm envisioning something like 2/4/6 rounds. You don't need support for that.. And a smash cake should not be any bigger than that..
Actually a tiered smash cake is ridiculous to start with. And please, no fondant. It can create a choking hazard. Oh, and freeze the rounds before you try to ice them, since cut edges will be exposed.