Hi there, first post and im desperately in need of help. I'm doing a cake for my sons birthday tomorrow, its a buzz lightyear 3d cake based on a toy he has.
The legs are made from chocolate rice crispy cake and the body is the actual cake part. The problem I am now having is the weight of the cake part is warping the legs a bit and im scared they might buckle.
Does anyone have a recommendation to strengthen the crispy cake so it will take the weight or do you think i should do the parts seperately and put it together at the last possible moment?
ps i havnt buttercreamed the cake and put the sugarpaste on yet.
I would put a dowel in them and then a cake board on top so that the weight is on the dowels. Jusl like you would stack a layered cake. You can also cover the treats in chocolate and let it set and that gives it strength as well.
I had a feeling someone would say cover them in chocolate
I should have thought of this earlier. Its ten pm here and im right out of chocolate unfortunately. I have one plastic dowel and thin wooden skewer type ones but im unsure if these will be strong enough. I do however have a cake board seperating the two parts so i suppose all is not lost.
Have you any other ideas of what to coat the cereal legs in for strength?
You can try royal icing.
thanks, i was thinking that was a possibility. I have fashioned two dowels out of skewers clingfilmed together and they seem to be ok. I think ill put the two halves together at the last minute.
Would you cover the crispy cakes with buttercream then sugarpaste as you would with cake?
Yes you can, I do that all the time. Hope it all goes well!
Thanks for the advice