Originally Posted by zoozieqv
dowels are the wooden rods and you can put them down the center but, if you are stacking cakes you put the tiers on cardboard or something and then push in the dowels or straws in and you have to cut them to the desired length. Usually you put in four in the base cake and then rest the top cake on top. The problem with wooden dowels is cutting them can be a pain....straws cut much easier.
so, the straws go into the bottom cake rigth? you push them in in 4 places? and thats it? they dont have to be pushed into something at the bottom of the cake? then you place your next cake on that... and put more straws?
after you put in the straws.. then do you ice your cake?