If you're like me, maybe you've wondered how one could stack two or three (or more!) cakes together without the layers toppling over or squishing the ones below. Well, wonder no more! If cakes are small or light enough, such as the 2-tiered cakes I've included below, you can simply stack the layers together without reinforcing with wooden dowels.
|Another smaller cake that was possible to stack and transport two hours without dowels for reinforcement. The buttons were made by cutting out fondant circles. This cake was for Hilari's baby shower which had a "Cute as a Button" theme.|
For cakes that are larger, such as the wedding cake below, you'll want to reinforce the layers by inserting support dowels which you can trim to the perfect size with a knife or wire clippers. As a final measure of security, you can insert a dowel that runs the entire height of all tiers combined through all layers so that they do not shift during transportation.
Some helpful information about assembling tiered cakes, and advice on transporting them.