I've searched all the prior threads on here about tips & troubles with this kit and I still have some questions. I need to be able to transport this cake and am concerned about the stability of the turrets. For those of you who have made this wilton princess castle cake and TRANSPORTED it, I have a few questions.
1) It seems that drilling holes and then hot glueing dowel rods to the bottoms will keep the upper level turrets secure - any other ideas?
2) For the bottom turrets that just set on the cake board, what is the best way to secure them? Candy Melts? RI?
Any other ideas about transporting this cake are much appreciated!
Thanks so much!
I would definitely RI the bottom turrets to the cake board (and put a little on the turret that rests against the cake - you can then cover it up with vines or similar).
I delivered one of these cakes recently to an intermediate point - no problems. The lady then rang when she got home to say all the turrets had fallen over, go only knows how she was driving. Having had this happen I would also suggest wrapping a soft ribbon around the cake to hold the turrets on while it is being transported.
My cakes will be covered in crusting buttercream - will royal icing adhere to buttercream? If not, I guess just use extra buttercream along the sides of the turrets, I guess!?!?
The ribbon is a great idea!!
hmmm, I used fondant so RI worked a treat. Guess the RI might pull the buttercream off - I would just use extra of that on the sides.
I just made a castle cake, and place the towers on site, because I did not wanted to risk having them fall over and damage the cake.At my brother's house, I used some fondant to secure it to base, I did not think of covering the fondant with grass like frosting, it looked very pretty. I only use 4 of the towers.
I posted a link to the cake I made. HTH
Assembling on site isn't really an option - due to my time constraints that day. Perhaps using RI on the bottom of the turrets that secure to the cake board and then even a little fondant around the base of them like soledad did (very cute cake, btw) and then top with buttercream grass and THEN tie with a ribbon!! And then drive 10 miles an hour!!! LOL!!
Does anyone else have ideas on securing the turrets that get inserted into the cake??
Thanks so much everyone!
I surcured my turrents with melted candy. It held very well. I had buttercream icing too. I actually had room in my fridge to put it in there after using the candy melts for the ones on the board for just a couple of minutes. I did this one for my granddaughter and we took the cake to the park. I put a small kids folding table in the back seat of the car and I sat back there to help hold it on the table and hubby drove. We had a car full and it made it with no problems.
The last time I made this cake, I use Candy Melts to secure the turrets to the dowel rods. Then I inserted them into the cake and used buttercream to hide any unsightly marks. I also used the candy melts to secure them to the cake board. That stuff dries really hard and works a lot better then using just buttercream like I did on the first one I made. I had problems with the turrets wanting to fall on the first during delivery, but not the second. You just have to drive carefully. I held the cake while hubby drove.
I ended up drilling holes and inserting dowel rods secured with hot glue for the towers that were inserted into the cake. For the bottom level, I attached the towers to the cake board with RI and then a ring of fondant and then covered in buttercream. I will try to attach a photo. The cake travelled beautifully with no problems. Thanks everyone![img][/img]
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