First of all I don't know anything about these cakes.. brand new to me..
Is it really just a slice of cake cut out ? Or do you carve from sheet cakes? I know .. I'm making this harder then it should be probably.
2. Do I cover it in one piece of fondant or pieces?
3. If I don't stack anything on top then do I need to dowell.. or dowell just to make it stable to transport?
4. Just need a small amount... 5 people .. wanted to know if I could make this out of a 9 inch round? AND still look right..
What would you do?
I want to make a Mary Englebreit design on this cake.. so it will be very detailed and I need it to be sturdy
Thanks for any help you all can offer
OHHH yes..For those that have done this.. Is this a hard cake???? Did you have any problems doing yours? What would you NOT do when doing it over?
take one roudn -- oh say 9 in.
cut it into quarters....
stack (there's the slice!)
decorate w/ fondant ---- could do as one big piece under base layer w/ decos on top (easiest for me) -- or individual pieces attached.
and since it is 4 layers -- in essence a two-tier cake -- a dowel down the middle certainly wouldn't hurt (and maybe even a shaped cake board and support dowels between layers 2 & 3 if cake is heavy)
One lady here - can't recall who - turned hers on the side to avoid it falling. No need for a dowel in that case.
I want to try this one of these days myself...sounds cute!