i'm working on a 3 tier dummy cake right now.. first one i've ever attempted.. and i was wondering what i could use to hold them together... i don't want to have to dowel them. any suggestions?!?!
I've used double sided tape.
i thought of that ... did it end up ruining the dummy cakes??? i have to leave them at a competition for about a week...
does anyone think i can use piping gel in the middle of the layers..
I had to do this recently, and my sweet husband found a glue/adhesive especially for styrofoam at Hobby Lobby....sorry I don't remember the name of the product, but it did work well. HTH Not sure if you want to reuse them, this may not be the way to go?
you could use a dollop of royal icing, and then when its covered with fondant a snail trail around the edge of it also helps to hold it in place
I use regular BC and just put the iced tiers on top of each other. My icing, when put on styrofoam, hardens like concrete so they adhere just fine. I have tiered cakes that I've had for 1-2 years, they've made numerous trips to demos and bridal shows and they hold up just fine.
I can't think of any instance where you'd have to dowel a dummy. I never use tape, glue or anything special.
Just 'slap it together' and go.
I use royal it dries fast and rock hard and if you want to re-use a soak in warm water melts it so there are no marks on the dummy.
I do like Indydebi and my bc makes my tiers stick together. If my bc has crusted over too much, I'll gently mist the center with a bit of water. Works great.