How do you support a second tier just from the center like in this cake?
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Because of the thickness of the tree trunk there probably are 3 or 4 dowels wrapped together, then the plate is put on top.
it could be a cake stand similar to this one... http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/wedding/304-7915_mpg.jpg
ive used that one before and just used rice crispy treats covered in fondant around the center support
Thank you so much for your help!