How To Assemble Dummy Cakes?

Decorating By LindyLu Updated 29 Sep 2009 , 6:10pm by indydebi

LindyLu Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 4:35pm
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I have done a few fake cakes in the past and have put the layers together using dowel rods. I would stick one end in the bottom cake and one in the next one above it. But it is hard to estimate where to put the dowel. I find the cakes too light weight so I had to use something, otherwise transporting them was a nightmare. IS there a better way of doing this?

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chelleb1974 Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 4:39pm
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I stick them together with Royal Icing. That seems to work fine for me.


LindyLu Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 4:59pm
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Thanks Chelle,

You put the royal icing over the fondant?

chelleb1974 Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 5:10pm
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Yes, just a few dabs/dollaps of it to adhere it all together. Takes about 5 or 10min for it to stick together, but mine usually sit 30min or more cause I'm usually doing other stuff.


indydebi Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 6:10pm
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I use only BC on my dummies (never use royal for anything but cookies). I can pick up a 4-tier dummy cake by the top tier and it all holds together.

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