I Need Help With Cake Construction!

Decorating By ideasinicing Updated 7 Dec 2009 , 2:26am by ideasinicing

ideasinicing Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 11:50pm
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A friend of mine wants me to construct this cake for her wedding and I would like some insight on the construction. Did they just use cake drums between the cakes? Do I just use wooden dowels to support it? Please help.

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ramie7224 Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 12:02am
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This will CERTAINLY need dowels (some will say use SPS, I don't have any experience with it myself). Anything that big would crush itself if you don't support it.

leah_s Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 12:13am
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You absolutely will need support. (A cake drum is the thick board for the bottom .) You'll also need extra support inside that super tall tier. Check out SPS! It's very easy to use, inexpensive and strong!

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kakeladi Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 12:29am
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O.k. ..... let's dissect this thingicon_smile.gif
The two bottom tiers are stacked - need SPS OR good doweling in the bottom one *&* in the top one..
Then that middle tier - is probably two 4" tiers stacked as one cake.
Under it is (probably) a styro dummy wrapped in ribbons. No need to dowel it, just put that center extra tall cake on it. Then there is another styro dummy between the middle tier and the top one. So not only will you need to put support/dowels/straws in the bottom 1/2 of the tall tier, you will also need to put support/dowels/straws in the upper 1/2 (to support the styro & top tier. Make sure you off-set those two - if the support in the bottom is + then put the support in the upper 1/2 in an X so they are not right over each other.

ideasinicing Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 2:26am
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thanks very much everyone!

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