I am making my 1st ever wedding cake. I have covered the two tier cakes separately with fondant. I would like to prepare to stack the cakes a few days before transporting the cake to the wedding venue. I am thinking of inserting plastic dowel into the base tier today so that in 4 days time I can stack the cake on site. I have never stacked a cake before!
Will this damage the sponge in anyway by making it less moist if I insert the dowels now?
Also my friend has just told me there are now more guests! I need to make some cupcakes in advance so there is enough cake. Does anyone have a vanilla/victoria sponge recipe that will last and still be moist 3 days after baking?