How Do I Keep Her From Leaning (Top Heavey)

Decorating By SeeChicletRun Updated 24 Jan 2011 , 2:44am by SeeChicletRun

SeeChicletRun Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 2:10am
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My 3y/o DD wanted a Belle cake for her birthday, and I dislike the doll in the cake style so I made a torso/head. Well her torso and head was really heavey (gumpaste). I made her with a dowel from her head down all the way through the cake. I noticed she started leaning soon after. I adjusted her angle in hopes of fixing the leaning issue but as time went on she really started to lean forward. In the end I looped a bit of fishing line around her neck (right at her choker) and pulled her to correct the issue. If I hadnt Im fairly sure she would have fallen over by morning. Of course, once she was corrected and upright she started to lean back lol!
Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!

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leah_s Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 2:37am
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Attach a dowel from the bottom up through the bottom board and secure it to the cake board with glue. then thread the cake top down onto the dowel and, after leaving a hole in the head, set the head onto the dowel. Does take some measuring.

SeeChicletRun Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 2:44am
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Ah!! So I did it completly backwards! Thank you so much! If DD wants another dolly cake I will be prepared this time!

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