Best Way...

Decorating By jadedlogic Updated 24 Mar 2010 , 9:30pm by tiggy2

jadedlogic Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:27pm
post #1 of 9

I am going to be making a cake like this for Easter Weekend

And was wondering if I was to stack 3 - 2 inch high cakes plus the half ball pan on top should I be putting dowels in the bottom two cakes and then having the remaining layer and the half ball cake on another cake board or can they just all be stacked together? I hope that makes sense....

Also, I am not sure what size cakes would go best with the half ball pan, as I do not have it yet. I'm going to be using either daffodils or daisies for the flowers if that makes a difference. Any help is appreciated.


8 replies
icer101 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:41pm
post #2 of 9

i would stack the 3 2" layers dowel this. place the ball cake on a card board. this looks like an 8" round cake with the ball pan cake on top. doweling the bottom 3 layers. will support all the weight of the ball pan cake and flowers. hth

tiggy2 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:44pm
post #3 of 9

Anything over 2 layers needs a support system. The sports ball fits well on a 6" cake.

melmar02 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 9:08pm
post #4 of 9

I agree. The top round and ball need to be supported. The Wilton sports ball has a 6 inch diameter.

jadedlogic Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 11:24pm
post #5 of 9

Perfect! Thanks everyone !! icon_smile.gif

jadedlogic Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 4:35pm
post #6 of 9

Will I have to put a dowel through the center of the entire cake since it is all one width?

tiggy2 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 4:38pm
post #7 of 9

Will you be moving it?

jadedlogic Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 5:11pm
post #8 of 9

Yes it will be going from my house to my parents....about a 15 minute (bumpy) drive. I am nervous about it being

tiggy2 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 9:30pm
post #9 of 9

Then I would put a dowel through it into the bottom board.

Quote by @%username% on %date%