How Do I Stack A Cake Like This?

Decorating By kupcak3 Updated 15 Feb 2011 , 10:53pm by sweeteats0919

kupcak3 Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 6:44pm
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This is a wedding cake I am replicating next month. Except using a different variety of flowers/colors.


My question is what is the best way to stack this cake? And how would the best way for the supports be done? The most difficult part of it is that it will not be covered in fondant. It will be buttercream >.>

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Tclanton Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 6:54pm
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Hmmm - that is an interesting design and curious myself. My first guess would be that there are supports hidden by the flowers, but not sure how to build that. Sorry I couldnt be more help.

Brenda41 Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 6:55pm
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kupcak3 Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 7:02pm
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That is interesting, but heres a question. This is my first cake i would be doing with a center rod. When that rod would be going through the cake at an angle, and you have your cake on a cardboard, how do u get the rod through the cake?

weirkd Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 7:04pm
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You can achieve it one of two ways. You can buy or make a similiar pvc pipe construction like Bronwen sells at Cal Java called Cake Study. Or you can achieve it using styrofoam wedges inbetween. The flowers actually hide the styrofoam.

kupcak3 Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 10:04pm
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I was going to do the Styrofoam blocks but then how can i keep cakes from sliding and that sort of thing

sweeteats0919 Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 10:53pm
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you can keep the cake from sliding by "glueing" each tier in place and using a center dowel. I have made a cake like this and it works.

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