Okay so I am asking for help....I need to cover a faux wedding cake that one quarter is a made up of a fruit cake.
I am just wondering is someone can guide me, the tier is 6" tall and the fruit cake is only 1 ' tall so I need to cut layers.
My question is....what would I need to use between each layer so the layers stick?
Dolce in Toronto....
For fruit cake I would use apricot jam/preserves.
if you are using marzipan on the outside, you could also have marzipan between layers, with the preserves.
THe bride has requested I use fondant, can I use fondant as a layer also?
I wouldn't use fondant between the layers, it won't hold up the same way marzipan will.
Fondant is often used over marzipan on a fruit cake.
If she is opposed to marzipan (and some people loathe it!), then you can use a double layer of fondant to decorate. I'm slightly confused as to how this cake will be constructed, but if the fruit cake will be on a board on top of the fake cake, you can stick the board to the fake cake with royal icing. I would adhere the fruit cake to the board with a bit of preserves.
The cake is a hexigon shape and she has asked me just to add a 2" piece on the bottom tier. She is just looking for a photo op and then the fruit cake will be served to her guests.
so my question is due to the fact I only need a 2 inch wide slice but 6 inches tall I will have to stack the piece.
I will dowel that section of the cake however I have never done anything like this (first fruit cake that I am using the such a manner)