Can I Use Styrofoam Cakes To Make A 6" High Cake?

Decorating By cherrycakes Updated 25 Sep 2010 , 4:35pm by terrylee

cherrycakes Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 3:06pm
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I'm getting ready to make a cake consisting of several instruments and I would like to have a drum that is 9" round and about 6 or 8" high. I'm a bit concerned about stability so I'm wondering if I can use dummy layers on the bottom and then 4" of cake on top of that? Will I have a problem covering the the sides with fondant? Any advice or suggestions would be very much appreciated!

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terrylee Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 3:51pm
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Dummy cake on the bottom......I would give the dummy cake a light crumb coat before placing the real cake (which should be on a board) on top...just to keep any loose strofoam pits from getting transferred to the real cake.... put in a couple of dowels thru all layers for stability.....crumb coat the cake as a hole....ice and decorate.... I

cherrycakes Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 4:31pm
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Thanks! That's exactly what I was thinking but it's nice to have confirmation that it will work!

terrylee Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 4:35pm
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Your welcome....post a picture when you are done......

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