I wonder if you can give me any help? I am making a cake and the bottom tier is to be a hat box. As it is going to be a fruit cake and I only need it to be normal depth I thought I could supplement the height by putting it on top of a polystyrene dummy, then cover the whole thing with marzipan and fondant. However I'm not sure how best to secure the cake to the dummy??? Any hints most appreciated.
I would first cover w/ plastic wrap & then you can glue it to the board. If there is enough weight to the cake you can use buttercream (which I did recently). You could probably use royal icing too.
I think it can work, i would put the cake on a very thin board and place it on the dummy,i'll use royal or some buttercream as glue.Good luck.
I suggest you get kabob sticks or thin dowels and drive them into the fruitcake thru to the dummy layer to help anchor it.
If thin kabob sticks I'd use 2; if a dowel probably only one would be needed.
Fruitcakes, from what little I know about them, are heavy; I'm not so sure b'cream will hold. RI might
Thanks everyone, fingers crossed!