I have been asked to make an over the hill tombstone cake. What was ordered is a 1/2 sheet cake with a (cake) tombstone coming out of the cake, kind of crooked like a halloween tombstone cake. The tombstone has writing on it and weeds and black roses at the base of the tombstone. My question is does anyone have a suggestion on how to make the tombstone sticking out of the base cake without it falling over?
Are you covering the tombstone in fondant? If so, mark out where the tombstone is going on the "ground", and then decorate the "ground". Then build your tombstone, and leave 4 bubble straws sticking out of each corner, so that when you place your tombstone it will be a bit more secure.
If you are traveling with it, might I suggest that you leave room for the tombstone, and decorate around it, and place the tombstone on at your destination?
I would bake a 1/4 sheet cake and cut it into thirds, stack all three layers on top of eachother (u might only need to use 2 layers depending on how tall you want to go) and then bake a 8" round (if using an 8"x12" 1/4 sheet) or a 9" round (if using a 9"x13" 1/4 sheet)and cut that round cake in half and stack the 2 halves back to back for the rounded part of the top of the tombstone.
Hope that makes sense? I would put each layer on it's own board and dowel at least 1/2 way up the tombstone to be on the safe side. Additionally I would put a couple dowels down through the entire tombstone and into the bottom cake.
Are you traveling with this thing fully assembled?