Im to make a standup snowman cake for our office Christman party i would like it to be Red velvet with cc icing , its a pan with one half of the snowman on one side and then the other half on the other side its a very heavy pan cast iorn i think really cute This is my questions to transfer this cake it will have to stand up what can i do so it wont fall over? i thought of taking a dowel rod and inserting it through its body into a cardboard box im afraid that the CCheese icing will let it slip Whats your take on this one?? Thanks
Sandwich the 1/2s together w/ the icing, then put dowels horizontally through the snowman & if you wanted you could put 1 vertical dowel through each 1/2. A good Red Velvet that holds it's shape pretty well is in the Cake Mix Doctor book. The decorator cream cheese recipe here on cc is a good one & it crusts too. Someone else may have a more helpful construction tip, but I love both of those recipes.
I agree with dandelion56602 and her tips for the horizantal dowells. I would only add, and you probably already do this, but make sure to use a good dollop of icing on the board under each half. sounds cute, make sure to post pics.