Question About Support For A Cake

Decorating By sdiamond08 Updated 2 Nov 2010 , 6:58pm by sdiamond08

sdiamond08 Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 6:55pm
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So I did the gum paste shoe last week and now I have a question about the purse cake im doing. I'm going to take a sheet cake and cut it in half and stand it on it's side. Is the buttercream going to be "strong" enough to stick it together without it collapsing? I'm going to be covering it with fondant. Should I stick some dowels through it going in the side?

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CWR41 Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 7:36pm
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You're better off cutting it into fourths and stacking it horizontally, if you don't want the halves to split apart.

tsal Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 7:57pm
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I agree with CW41 - I think that's a sturdier way to do it.

sdiamond08 Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 6:58pm
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Good Idea. Thanks

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