I have to make a castle cake for a friend's cousin (last minute) and I'm wondering if anyone has any tips on attaching the turrets/pillars to the cake? I am dropping the cake off to my friend, who is bringing it with her to the party so I want to make sure it is as stable as possible since I won't be there to fix it.
Also, I've never put a rod through the middle of the stacked cake before (I ususally set up the cakes on site). Does the rod actually go through the cardboard and keep the cake together in transit?
If your turrets have a solid bottom, you can use a dowel that is 1 inch shorter than your tier height. Attach the dowel to the bottom of the turret with melted chocolate. The turret will go into the tier 1 inch. I've found this to be very stable.
On the bottom tier, you can attach the turret with buttercream on the bottom, and side of the turret.