Structure Help!

Decorating By violetbutterflyz Updated 26 Sep 2010 , 4:00am by chelseavelez

violetbutterflyz Posted 30 May 2010 , 2:15pm
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I am making my stepson's graduation cake and could really use some ideas on what the best structre would be best for stacking so I have to tilting or sagging. It's going to be on a wood base....the bottom tier is a Xbox 360, the next two tiers are school books, and the top is a graduation cap and an Itouch. Any suggestions would be greatly appriciated!!

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lizabu Posted 30 May 2010 , 3:16pm
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It wouldn't be any different than a wedding cake. Just dowel each tier and then run a long dowel through the whole thing.

mamawrobin Posted 30 May 2010 , 4:11pm
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Originally Posted by lizabu

It wouldn't be any different than a wedding cake. Just dowel each tier and then run a long dowel through the whole thing.




I agree. Dowels/straws, cardboard circles and the center dowel. thumbs_up.gif

jeannetted23 Posted 30 May 2010 , 4:34pm
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what about the individual layers within each tier. how can the bulge be avoided?

mamawrobin Posted 30 May 2010 , 6:05pm
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Originally Posted by jeannetted23

what about the individual layers within each tier. how can the bulge be avoided?




I fill my cake and allow it to settle for a few hours before crumbcoating and icing/covering with fondant. My cakes never have a buldge using this method. If you don't have a "few hours" to allow your cake to settle you can speed up the process by adding some weight on top of your filled cake thumbs_up.gif

jeannetted23 Posted 30 May 2010 , 6:53pm
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thanks so much for taking the time to reply, such a huge help icon_smile.gif

chelseavelez Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 4:00am
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so you stick the cake in the fridge after you put the filling in the cake for a couple hours then crumb coat it and then no bulge??

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