Staking A Cake Question! I Need Help?

Decorating By Rita1969 Updated 29 Oct 2009 , 4:12pm by Rita1969

Rita1969 Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 2:05pm
post #1 of 6

I made a gingerbread house for cake toper.
Is it heavy. If I use 3 wooden dowels would it hold the top?
I'm afraid that the cake will crack.
I would like to finish it for tomorrow. My daughter will have a halloween party!!!

Thank you very much every suggestion and advices!

Rita

5 replies
bashini Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 2:20pm
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Hi Rita, what is the size of the cake that the gingerbread house going on? And have you used a board under the gingerbread house? Personaly I would use at least 4 wooden dowels. icon_smile.gif

snocilla Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 2:26pm
post #3 of 6

How big is the top tier? I would use 3 if the top tier is small, maybe 6". for an 8", I would use 4 or 5.

2508s42 Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 2:28pm
post #4 of 6

I would definately use a board under the house. Just like you would for any wedding cake topper. Also, with something that heavy, I would use 4 dowels, one on each corner. I am afraid that 3 would not provide enough balance.

On my Dora cake, she was a rice cereal treat, and I thought that two dowel would do the trick with no board becuase she was cereal, and very firm. yeah, that didn't work. I ended up having to take it off, put a board under her, and putting in 4 dowel. the board will help not let the dowels poke into the house, or if you miss the exact location, you could be in trouble. Good luck!

Rita1969 Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 3:41pm
post #5 of 6

The house is on the board, the cakes are 10" and 8"
I think I will definitely use 4 dowels!

Thank you very much for all of your help!

Rita

Rita1969 Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 4:12pm
post #6 of 6

The house is on the board, the cakes are 10" and 8"
I think I will definitely use 4 dowels!

Thank you very much for all of your help!

Rita

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