Myself & three friends (bridesmaids) are going to put together my wedding cake.
This is the cake we are going to try and make
2 of them know how to make fondant, butter cream, and fondant from scratch.
And 3 of us are art majors...how bad could it be right?
How do we support the floating edges? Mainly the middle sections with the cherries, and the top two squares (so it doesn't slide off?) We've read tutorials on topsy turvy cakes...but it doesn't help us a lot with the tiers on this particular cake.
We plan on using dowels, but aren't sure if thats enough when the cake is tilted.
Any help or suggestions would be wonderful.
PS- we have a back up plan. So the bride (me) isn't worried, this is supposed to be fun not stressful.
Use masonite cake boards... you will need to dowel the tiers underneath to support each above, as well as a center support to keep the whole thing up, but masonite boards will keep the floating edges of the cake from sagging and/or collapsing.
Make one well in advance or schedule in steam roller stress on steroids.
Masonite is a good idea--you have to drill holes in there to provide the space for the center dowel. Foamcoare is another popular choice.
Another thing, there's art majors and there's art majors. I can't hardly draw to save my life--but give me something textile and I can work with it. So yes I think it can be done.
Fun? Probably not so much due to the last minute-ness and the fact that you're the bride. It's gotta be fresh and taste good too.
Idea: make this a dummy cake and serve something good from the kitchen.
Check this out for a heads up:
Yes I think you can do it but...it's like birthing a baby (in this case more like triplets) on the week of your wedding.