On the cake I made this past weekend, I had a real low point in the cake. I do the "insert one and use it to measure all" system and when I put the 4 cut dowels into the cake, one of them stood about 1/4" taller than the others. Now 1/4" is a lot of height when wanting to make sure a cake is level, so I took a plastic plate and set it on top of the dowels and check the level.....it was perfect! So I thought this would be a good example to photograph and share.
The 2nd pic (sorry....I added them in the wrong order!) is the photo showing the dowels sticking up out of the cake at different heights. The dowels are the same size ... .it's the cake that has low points.
The 1st photo is the finished cake ... all tiers perfectly level.
Had I measured, marked and cut each dowel separately, my cake would have leaned and not been level.
Before leahs reminds me of the SPS system, allow me to say for the record that when I convert to SPS, I won't have to worry about doing this!
Oops! Edited to add the photos!