Take a look at these tips for creating a Wedding Cake:
Try This Technique:
2. To insert dowels, place a dowel about 2 inches from edge of cake; gently push it into cake until flush with cake top. Repeat with other dowels, spacing evenly apart.
3. Holding tip at 45-degree angle almost touching cake, squeeze gently to make leaf base. Continue squeezing but ease up on pressure as you pull tip away. Stop pressure; lift off.