Tombstone Cake Help

Decorating By Jenmarlene Updated 29 Jul 2009 , 4:48pm by Doug

Jenmarlene Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 3:07pm
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My cousin wants me do to a cake for his birthday on Halloween, he wants me to do a standing tombstone cake with little ones surround the big one. My question it possible to have the tombstone cake standing.

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Doug Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 3:38pm
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think of it as a tiered cake where the tiers are:

> narrow rectangles (take a 12x18 and cut into 3 - 12x6 strips)

> and all the tiers are the same size

two such cakes cut and stacked would give you three 4"tiers of two layers each.

for a cake that would stand about 12 inches high.

for a squarish tombstone that is 12x12x6.

could cap it off by baking 2 - 12" rounds and splitting them in half and using 3 of the halves standing on edge at the very top of the cake to give a rounded top. that'd make the final cake about 18" tall by 12" wide by 6" deep. this size cake would feed at least 130+ people.

if need less, start with smaller sheet or even a square.
example: if start with an 8x8 square -- cut in half you get 8widex4deep.
stack up 6 layers (three 8x8 2"layers split) and now have 12" tall x8wx4d and then cap with one 8" round split in half for a final height 16". Down to around 60 servings

of course the whole thing would have to be doweled and boarded just like any multi-tiered assembly.

Jenmarlene Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 4:21pm
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Jenmarlene Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 4:21pm
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Doug Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 4:48pm
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back with link to a diagram:

(i'm getting so tired of not being able to put pics in postings)

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