i'm working on rapunzel's tower for a cake this weekend. my plan is to wrap rkt around a wooden dowel and then use a sugar cone for the peak of the tower. well i have the rkt part completed but needed to know what everyone's thoughts of my structure are? do you think it will hold up? i don't normally do these types of structures...this is actually my first. is there a better way i could do this or should this work?
Where is the cake going to be placed? If you are planning placing the cake on top of the dowel you might want to use pvc pipe or a really thick dowel with a piece of wood, washer and screw as a base for the cake.
Should hold up... my castle cake was basically just what you described. i screwed wood dowels into a cake base board (wood). wrapped with food quality saran wrap, coated with melted chocolate, then formed rkt around. I wrapped in mmf, then attached a cone wrapped in mmf. Stayed together nicely...cones stayed in place for a transport of over an hour away in 99degree temps.
I second the comment about using the washer and screw to hol it up, my only other thought was that another option for the towers might be pastillage wrapped around a sterilised tube of some sort? If the towers are just for effect and not to actually be eaten the pastillage would maybe give a smooth, stable finish. I guess I just always worry that the RKT will get too heavy and peel off, but I've yet to try it myself so I'm just guessing here