i posted this in the wrong forum before so i am reposting it here
i was wondering if anyone can help me. i need some instructions on how to make a whimsical cake. i know the tutorial is on here but i would like to make a crooked cake with the syrofoam wedges in between the tiers, rather then the slanted more popular version of this style. i anyone can help me with how i go about this or has some interesting links for me to check out i would very much appreciated it... thanks a ton!!
no one can help me?
I have never made one but if you have (or can get) the book Cakes to Dream On by Colette Peters I believe there are instructions in there.
I know it takes a LOT of dowels. Hope this helps in some way.
I'm sorry, I have never seen the styrofoam version...wish I could offer you more.
thats ok maybe i should be a little clearer with what i mean.
i am looking to re create this style of cake with the slanted pieces of foam in between the tiers.
sorry that you are not getting any responses. maybe this will help:
I use 2 inch styrofoam circles that are 2 inches smaller than the cake (8 inch cake=6 in styrofoam). I will cut the foam at an angle so that one side is a full 2 inches while the other side is 1/2 inch tall. Make sure that you put a cake circle on the top and bottom of the foam as it should not touch the cake directly.
Dowel the cakes just as you would for any stacked cake as the styrofoam wedges can be thought of as another layer of cake. Don't forget to dowel through all the cakes.
I also recommend that you use cake boards the same size as the cake, it looks cleaner. There is a topsy turvy in my photos, but if you look closely you'll see that the second tier has a larger plate, which was an accident. Next time I'll use the same size board.
thanks thats helps. so when i dowel do u recommend that i dowel through the syrofoam as well??
i made one for my nephew for the first time i just bought styrofoam rounds from the floral department at walmart glued two of them together the cake was a three tier cake so i bought 4 two for each sepparator cut them both at a slant them glued them together i coverd them with fondant and glued a cardboard cake bord cut to size to the bottem of the sepporator so no styrofoam was touching the cake i doweld each cake and than used royal iceing as a glue to get the styrofoam sepporator to stay on the cake and also for the next cake on top of the styrofoam sepporator and than repeated for the next tear. i did not have to transport my cake so i did not use a center dowel support and it stayed in place great with just the royal iceing. but if you have to transport the cake i would suggest using a center dowel support or assembling the cake on the sight. i hope this helps and good luck
Maybe this thread will help you with your cake. The link that the original poster used is no longer valid, but they are talking about a styrofoam, whimsy cake that is similar to what you are asking about. Doug made a great diagram on how to dowel it.
I asked the same question awhile back and I got a lot of great explanations and even diagrams. Here is a link to my post! Hope this helps!
great this help me loads.. thanks everyone.