I just want to know when (or when not) to use additional support when making a cake. For example, on the picture in this link,
did that person need to put cake plates and dowels, etc for extra support? When do you NOT need it? I like to make a Wonder Mold doll cake with two add'l layers on the bottom to add height. How do you know when there is too much weight on top and you need some more support? Thanks!
The "rule" is supports (cardboard circles and dowels/straws) for every 4 vertical inches. I use supports if it's 3 1/2 or more.
You will need to add support for a cake like the one in the photo.