I'll be using the 3D house cake as a dog house and placing it on top of an appropriately sized/torted sheet cake or a big/torted round cake. I know I have to use pound cake for the dog house.
My question is do I just dowel and use a board like any other stacked cake? I'll have to transport it about 10 minutes from here and when I asked at our local cake dec. store the lady seemed really concerned that the dowels would tear the cake, so now I'm nervous.
What do you think?
here is a "down and dirty" (1&1/2 hours in church kitchen w/ sis running around and having typical hostess hissy fits because .... well just because and a 12-year-old breathing down my neck wanting to help too) cake I did for my niece's baby shower.
I just lathered on the BC under the house and plopped it on. No dowels, board or anything.
if carried gently, should be no problem (unless Mario Andretti is at the wheel!)
if really concerned, maybe toothpicks would ensure it stayed put -- less risk of tear out.
no pic: but also did one using the wilton stand-up house. for that one did use small dowels to support on top of sheet cake. Later I saw a reccomendation to take a cake board and cut is as wide as house and long enough to go all the way down the house and sheet cake and then bend into an L under the main cake board for extra support -- this works only if house is right at edge.
All of the cakes I do that have a 3D on top of a sheet, I put the 3D on a small board then set the board on dowels that are in the sheet cake then I take one or two dowels, sharpen them in the pencil sharpener then put those through the 3D, the board, the sheet, and then through the boards that the sheet is on. hope this helps, and by the way it doesn't tear up the cake and it holds the cake in place very well. Take a look at the Thomas cake I did, I had to deliver this quite a ways and the trailer park I delivered to, was full of speed bumps.
Alright - I'm feeling confident! Thank you both!
I did the wilton house on a sheet cake for a baby shower cake I did. I put two dowels in it and I also used the cardboard on the back of the house for stability. I then frosted over the cardboard on the back and you would never know it was there. I have no problems with the dowls breaking away from the cake. Hope this helps. KEli
Thank you Keli! I appreciate your response.