Dummy Question

Decorating By lecrn Updated 28 Mar 2010 , 10:34pm by leah_s

lecrn Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 5:42pm
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Sorry if this has been asked before, but I haven't found the answer.
I want to use one dummy tier on a 4 tiered cake (other 3 tiers will be cake). Does it matter where the dummy is in the order of tiers? If the dummy is the bottom tier or a tier supporting the one above, will it support the weight of the cake(s) above?
I was planning on using the dummy where the other 3 tiers would equal the correct serving sizes.
Hope that makes sense!

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indydebi Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 6:10pm
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yes, a dummy on the bottom will support the 3 tiers of real cake above it. You can actually stand on a styrofoam dummy and it won't collapse .... they are stronger than they look.

lecrn Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 10:14pm
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Thanks so much! You're so helpful!

leah_s Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 10:34pm
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Absolutely. You can think of the dummy on the bottom as the world's strongest cake board. icon_smile.gif

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