I am making a ducky in a barrel baby shower cake. It is an eight inch round cake and the duck on top is solid modeling chocolate (it weighs 12 3/4 ounces, if that matters). Its the size of a regular rubber ducky. Does it need a cake board and dowel under it? Is there some sort of rule as far as how heavy something has to be before it needs support so I don't have to always ask you guys? Thanks!
I would...it will help support it. I had to do that for my VW Bug on my surf cake.
Hope that helps!
Thanks! That cake is super cute and definitely similar to mine as far as the size of the modeling chocolate piece. I think I'll go ahead and support it. Did you just put one dowel underneath?
I think I probably did 2 or 3? I always worry that if I only do one it will inevitably fall or something! LOL! Actually, I may have done 3 lolly sticks on that, b/c it was smaller than a whole cake. I think I did a bamboo skewer thru the whole thing, too, so it wouldn't shift off the cake. Good luck! Sounds like a cute cake!!!