Constructing An Open Treasure Chest Cake?

Decorating By me_mysister Updated 17 Feb 2010 , 2:11am by CakesByLJ

me_mysister Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 1:15am
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Hello! I have a problem and I'm hoping you more experienced cake decorators will help me out with finding a solution. I want to construct this cake for my sister's birthday. The one thing that I'm really concerned about is how to prop the chest open like that. I do want the top part to be made out of cake as well, not styrofoam (unless cake would be too heavy?). Any ideas to help me out with structuring that part I would really appreciate it!

Thank you so much in advance!

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CakesByLJ Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 2:03am
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In the treasure chest I did: I placed the top of the chest on a separate cake board, and held it up with dowels. hth

me_mysister Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 2:07am
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Where did you put the dowel rods for support?

CakesByLJ Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 2:11am
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I used two dowels, placed evenly in about the middle of the cake. They only need to be an inch or so above the top of the bottom cake. If you need to transport it (I did), use another dowel all the way thru the top and into the bottom cake. Hope that makes sense... icon_biggrin.gif

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