I Need A Strong Tasty Cake To Hold Weight

Decorating By Error_kitten Updated 21 Feb 2009 , 3:31am by leah_s

Error_kitten Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 3:20pm
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I'm making a birthday cake for tomorrow its holding a poured sugar globe and I need a cake recipe that tastes GREAT and can hold the weight.
Any suggestions?
TIA

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tiggy2 Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 4:30pm
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The cake shouldn't be holding the weight, the support system should. You need to put support (dowels or whatever) under where the globe will sit and put the globe on a cake circle a little smaller then the globe.

Error_kitten Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 5:31pm
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Its only going to be one tier and the sugar is actually more like a cylinder.
So it won't be able to rest on dowels.
I've been trying to get pulling off putting a cardboard round under the sugar but it ends up making it look funny.
So i was looking to use more of a dense cake to just set it on but the last one I tried tasted too doughy.

chilz822 Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 5:43pm
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The 'Durable' cake recepie on this site is pretty strong. How heavy is the globe?

tiggy2 Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 5:45pm
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How heavy and how tall is it? Does the cake have to be moved after the globe is placed on it?

smab109 Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 5:51pm
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Fruit cake! There are some really good recipes out there!

leah_s Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 5:54pm
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Just dowel it under where the globe will sit. Frost or apply fondant. Place the globe over where the dowels are within the cake. No cardboard needed, and you have support.

Error_kitten Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 7:08pm
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My original cylinder was over 14 oz.
I'm actually pouring another cylinder that is going to be smaller this time.
So we'll see how this goes. If I can put a bottom on my cylinder I should be able to put a dowel down the middle of the cake for support.

tiggy2 Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 7:22pm
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Ii would use at lease 3 dowels to balance it. I don't think 1 in the middle is enough.

leah_s Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 3:31am
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[quote="Error_kitten"]My original cylinder was over 14 oz.
quote]

Kid stuff. I once supported an 8 lb. blown glass sculpture for a cake topper.

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