Yes, use a board under your cake. Measure your straws and cut them to your desired length. The secret is after you have done this do not push them all the way into the base cake...leave them sticking out about an inch. Then center your top tier on the straws and the weight of the cake will make it slowly sink onto the base cake. No messed up icing on either cake!!
5/22/09 at 3:42pm