I am doing a 3 tier round for this weekend (12, 10, 8), and am playing with the idea of stacking them all to one side (sort of like a staircase) rather than centered symetrically. I partly want to do this because I have a couple of fondant figurines that I'd like to put on the tiers, and there won't be much room with a traditional stack. Also, it's for a 1 year old's birthday party, and I thought a non-traditional stack might make the cake seem a little more fun and less wedding cake-like.
Has anyone done a stack like this before? Were you happy with it? Any supoort issues I should be aware of? I tried to search for pictures, but I guess I am not searching for the right terms. Any thoughts?
You should search for Offset Tiered Cake - lots of pics should come up in Google.
In terms of support, just dowel as usual or better yet, use SPS.
Remember when picking the cake up or spinning the turntable, the cake will be heavier on one side (I know this sounds obvious but you might forget!)