For my parent's anniversary this year, I wanted to make a mini wedding cake using an 8", 6", 4" , and maybe a 3" or cupcake on top. Each layer will be 2" high and I may or may not split each in half and fill. Will I need dowels and a cake board under each tier? They don't need a lot of cake, and I just thought it would be a cute idea since they didn't have an actual tiered wedding cake at their wedding. Thank you for your help.
Generally, for a small cake that doesn't exceed 4-5" in height, no dowels are needed. Cute idea.
I'd still use a cake board under each tier, though. Makes for easier cutting, if nothing else.
Ok thank you both. I may just put a couple dowels straight through just to be on the safe side. And I will definitely put a board between each layer.
Apologies--just re-read your description. Yes, I would use 2 dowels to keep them from sliding off each other.