So I bought the Wilton Romantic cake set to make a birthday cake for my daughter, but I thought I should try it out before the time came to make the cake to make sure I could do it.
I've only decorated a handful of cakes, and everything I've done so far is self taught, so don't be too harsh on me.
The cake turned out nice, and the buttercream smoother than I could have hoped for, but I couldn't get the towers to stay up in the cake. I followed the directions and attached dowel rods, but it just didn't turn out and the towers kept falling off no matter what I did.
SO, I've seen a lot of cakes made with this set in the gallery, and I was hoping somebody could tell me how they fixed this problem with their cake?
A lot of people glue the towers with chocolate or royal icing.
Well, I tried gluing them with the candy melts, but it still didn't work.
a lot of people also dont like this kit for this exact reason! some times if its possible, its best not to pre-assemble the cake, put the towers on when its in its final position.
It isn't you, it's the frigging castle set. The towers are just too tall and thin.
Thanks guys. I'll try waiting to put the towers on.
Does anyone have other suggestions for towers?
cardboard tubes covered in fondant or gumpaste, mini swiss rolls, tubes made from gumpaste or pastilage. all work really well!
I had my husband drill holes in the bottom of the towers, the same size as my dowels. Insert the dowels through the hole and then insert the bottom half into the cake. Hope that makes sense. You still need to use candy melts to help secure the towers that stand on your cake board. I still waited until after delivery to put the towers on and even with all that (as you can see from my posted picture) the towers still wanted to lean.