I have some good solid RKT turrets about 10" tall each covered with white choc and then sugarpaste, the RKT isn't soft and drooping it's really sturdy and they are inserted into the cake about 2 inches. There are some plastic drinking straw cut-offs inserted into the layer of cake below so the turrets dont sink deeper, but they are very gradually leaning to the side and I'm worried that transporting will make them fall and pull the base cake apart.... I have tried a ring of gumpaste where the turret meets the top of the base cake but it seems to stretch and crack the sugarpaste
Would anybody have any advice on securing top-heavy awkward things like this?
Are they free standing on top of the cake, or against the side of a cake?
Two are free standing on top but inserted into the cake about 2 inches, one is against the side of the cake but seems secure at the moment after attaching it to the drum board with white chocolate.
Although I will no longer do free standing turrets in anything other than cardboard tubes because of this very issue, I have managed to stabilise them in the past by piping stiff royal icing around the bases and letting them dry prior to transporting.
For the future then would you advise building RKT turrets onto dowels screwed into the Drum?
if you can remove the turrets you can put a toothpick or skewer in the bottom of the turret, melt candymelts and put the candy melts in the straw and then inset the toothpick in the straw. the candy melts will set up holding the toothpick in place. I have had to go back and do this before in a pinch. hth
Thanks for your tips folks, this turned out good and strong thanks to you both:
You gave me the idea to soften the base of the RKT towers and lengthen them with more RKT so that they then reached the Drum borad, I poured some white choc in the hole, used a thick BC on the sides, reinserted the towers and used a stiff Royal icing round their bases.
Thanks again, very grateful of your help.