I am doing at 12" square cake with the 3d bear cake on top of it. They base cake came out dryer than I would like. I tried to bake it a little longer so I wouldn't have any issues with it holding up under the weight of the bear.
I have heard of people using simple syrup on their cakes to make them moist. My question is will this make the cake less likely to old the weight of the bear. I plan on using dowels but still don't want it to lean or sink. The bear is pretty moist.
Does the simple syrup normally help? How much do you put on?
Thanks! This is my first baby shower cake and I don't want to serve a dry cake...or one that is falling over
Are you putting supports in between tiers?
The supports are the one that holds the upper tier.
The bottom cake doesn't hold up the top cake, the inner supports (dowels, legs of the SPS) do.
I was just going to put dowels but then I saw today an example of where someone used the plastic supports and a top tier board (not sure what it is really called) as a support. I think I am just going to do this.
Still, whatever you use, the bottom cake is *not* supporting the cake bear. The support system - whatever it is - is the support.
Don't forget to place the bear on a cake board too.
Sorry to sound so stupid good news is I came out good and made it to the baby shower thanks for your suggestions