Rkt, How Do I...

Decorating By butterfly831915 Updated 18 Sep 2009 , 7:00pm by brian1974

butterfly831915 Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 6:09pm
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I am wanting to make a Tombstone for a 1/2 sheet cake I am making, the person wants it to be standing and about 1 1/2 feet tall. I am wondering if the RKT is the way to go and if so what is a tried and true recipe that has been used and how would you support it? I have not used RKT before so I can use all the help possible here. Would it be easier to suggest cake and if so how do I support that? Would I build it up in layers at a time or can I bake on layer and stand on end with dowels for support? Any help or suggestions welcome. I really want to get this right it is for a 50th birthday party and the woman it's for is a pro cake decorator. TIA...

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Rylan Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 6:23pm
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I would personally make a custom stand for it but you can do part cake and part dummy, then it would be more stable.

brian1974 Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 7:00pm
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i would have dowles running top to bottom as your support structure preferably affixed to the board, to avoid the tombstone being top heavy and shaky.
then build up strip layers of cake until you have the desire height.

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