HELP! Okay, I've been out of the cake decorating loop for quite a bit and am starting to slowly get back into things...uhm...with a giant cake to serve 75 . I'm a little nutty like that....lol. I know I can handle it but am wondering, since I'll have to stack four or (maybe just 3 ??) 1/2 sheet cakes to get the height I need to make a realistic, life size, old school record player...how the heck do I do that without them caving in once I add fondant? I'm thinking of putting two down, then some dowels & two more on top of another cake board resting on the dowels. Does that sound right or does someone have a better idea/method? I'm looking at all the options.
Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction here.
Thanks so much, in advance
I would do what you mentioned. Stack the 2, then dowel and put the next 2 on a cakeboard on top of the other ones. This should make it alot more stable.
Yes, that would work great! It works best if you do it in this order: cake, filling, cake, buttercream (however thick you normally frost them) and then stick your dowels in... then have the cake board, cake, filling, cake.... then just crumb coat the whole thing, pound a sharpened dowel all the way though, and put fondant over it!! Or you can put the sharpened dowel in after you put the fondant on.... whatever
That is awesome looking. You did a great job for just getting back into it
Peachez, that is an awesome cake.....all of your cakes are So glad you are back into the cake decorating, your skills were surely missed
I was going to answer your post...but can see you don't need my help. fabulous cake, you are a great decorater, welcome back.
Great job!!! CONGRATS!!! LOVE IT! its beautiful!!