Need Advice On Support For Cake Asap!

Decorating By SusiesBakeShoppe Updated 6 Jun 2011 , 9:00pm by leah_s

SusiesBakeShoppe Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 2:19pm
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Hey CCr's....I am about to start on a monster (to me) wedding cake...
I have already asked how to decorate it, and got alot of good tips and ideas. Well, time has come for me to start on this cake. This cake is soooo large I'm questioning on how to support it. For some reason, I don't belive my regular method of cake boards and dowel rods will work with this cake. So any advice would be great! FYI - I'm also going to be having to travel 1 hour to deliver this cake that also plays a factor in my mind..

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WykdGud Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 2:33pm
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That's actually 6 tiers, and I would place boards and dowels between each.

sweetviolet Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 2:41pm
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I agree with the above poster, boards and dowels..........I would also assemble on sight, I wouldn't attempt to drive with it assembled. Of course I'm a hobbyist but the idea of driving with a cake that big would terrify me....HTH!

SusiesBakeShoppe Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 2:45pm
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I just don't think that a normal cake board could support all of that weight......I could be wrong, but that is ALOT of cake! lol

sweetsirten Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 3:23pm
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I use SPS for every tiered cake I make - it's wonderful! Not sure if you have time to get it ordered before your cake is due, but it may be worth looking into.

leah_s Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 3:35pm
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I'd use SPS also. But I use it for every cake.

kakeladi Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 3:49pm
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.............just don't think that a normal cake board could support all of that weight.............

Here are two of my 'monster' cakes that were put together with cake circles, straws (YES STRAWS!) and some dowels.

I definately would transport in 3 sections and put together on site. This design is going to b e top-heavy and any swurve(sp?) or turn you make is going to cause it to topple icon_sad.gif An hours drive is going to cause you UNtold amount of worry if it is stacked already.

SusiesBakeShoppe Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 8:36pm
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Like McDonald Straws?
And What is SPS? Never heard of it....i don't think

leah_s Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 9:00pm
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