I am making a christening cake for this coming Sunday for my (to be) God daughter. So I thought it would be a good opportunity to try stacking a tiered cake. The bottom layer will be Chocolate 10" round, and the top layer Rich fruit 6" Hexagonal...both layers gluten free...so this has entailed already 2 or 3 practice cakes to get the recipe right!!!
I know that I have to use dowel rods, and I have them ready. I am planning on covering them with marzipan, and then ready made roll out (fondant). So I still have to make the chocolate layer and shall ice them this week.
My question is do I place the dowels in before I travel down to Kent (about a 2hour car journey), or place and measure the dowels just before stacking,....and adding the pretty pink ribbon to hide the join?
A really basic question, but I'm still very new to the decorating side of cakes