Cake Sinks

Decorating By terita Updated 22 Feb 2011 , 11:15pm by mindy1204

terita Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 3:12pm
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After I stack my cakes with foundant I noticed that the top tier sinks on the prior one.
I don't know if i am explaining it clearly.

Could it be that the foundant is to heavy? Please experts help me

7 replies
karencuppycake Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 3:19pm
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Did you use the dowel supports?

terita Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 3:22pm
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I just used the cardboard between teirs..

bobhope Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 3:23pm
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maybe, the cake is not sturdy enough for fondant...


wiggler Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 3:36pm
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You nees to use dowels

terita Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 3:53pm
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Originally Posted by karencuppycake

Did you use the dowel supports?

no i didnt. I just used card board between tiers

2508s42 Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 10:15pm
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cake is really heavy and soft at the same time. You have to have SOMETHING under the cardboard. I have heard of people using straws, but I use dowels. I also NEVER use cardboard, as it absorbs moisture and gets soggy. I use foam core.

mindy1204 Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 11:15pm
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You have to use dowels of some sort to support the tier on top. The board will never be strong enough.

Check out this video

YOu can use plastic dowels, wooden dowels or large straws

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