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Decorating By newcakester Updated 14 Jul 2010 , 8:31pm by BlakesCakes

newcakester Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 3:22pm
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I am making a cake to resemble an amplifier. It will be small, 12"L X 4"D X 6"H. Torted, filled, covered with fondant. To this point I have not made any cakes over 4" tall. Will I need some type of support? Cake board between layers?

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mamawrobin Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 4:45pm
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I believe the "rule" is supports (cardboard circles/dowels or straws) for every 4 vertical inches.

newcakester Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 5:08pm
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I thouhgt I had read that at one time. So I suppose I could to 4 inches with bubble straws and then a cake board with the top tow inches on it?

BlakesCakes Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 8:31pm
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A "kind" way to do it for cutting and serving is to create 2, 3 inch high layers and put supports in the bottom layer.

This makes it easier to cut, no one gets "short" pieces, and the pieces fit better on dessert plates.


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