I'm in the process of making a cake similar to this http://www.boobooska.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/grid-8/images/users/16/giant-cupcake-cake-with-polka-dots.jpg
I will be making a chocolate candy shell for the bottom portion of the cake. I plan on putting a cake board between the 8" cake and the bottom of the cupcake but I am concerned. I would like to put a central dowel through the entire cake (from the top of the cupcake to the bottom cake board)
But I want to know will that affect the candy shell when I insert the center dowel??? Will it cause cracking and mess up the support of the cake?