How Do I Stack Cakes On End Instead Of Flat?

Decorating By areliz909 Updated 17 Jan 2011 , 10:02pm by tarheelgirl

areliz909 Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 6:36pm
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I would like to make a robot cake for my son's birthday and was originally planning to just stack square cakes for the body but, after thinking about it, thought the body would look better if I put three square cakes together and then stack on end (tall rather than flat). I have never tried this and was wondering if anyone has and how to secure these cakes so that they do not separate or fall apart at the party. I am planning to cover the whole thing with fondant but not sure if this is enough to keep it together. Also, I will then be stacking the robot's head on top of these cakes which will be smaller square cakes. Help...party is this Sunday!!

7 replies
CWR41 Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 6:44pm
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I wouldn't do it... gravity will win.

You're better off cutting your square cakes and stacking the portions removed to build up the shape you want.

mareg Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 6:51pm
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Yep , ditto that reply. icon_smile.gif

anxietyattack Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 7:53pm
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and dowels!!!! That will help.

leah_s Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 8:23pm
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agree with the above posters.

KathysCC Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 9:23pm
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Yes, I have to say that I would not even attempt that. I'm guessing the cakes will just collapse no matter what you do. Go with the regular way of stacking cakes.

cabecakes Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 9:31pm
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I would go there...sounds like a cake disaster waiting to happen! Just cut your squares to the size you want and stack normally with board and dowel support for every 4" in height.

tarheelgirl Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 10:02pm
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I did a R2D2 for my son last year. I took 8" rounds and stacked like normal covering the whole thing in fondant. For the head I used the sports ball pan. Every 4" had a SPS plate. It was at least 12" tall. I would definitely use support or it will be a disaster!

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