Let's Play "help The Newbie"

Decorating By Emmnemms Updated 31 Aug 2011 , 9:54pm by metria

Emmnemms Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 9:41pm
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Hiya icon_smile.gif So, technically I am not a complete Newbie. I have gone through 3 years of culinary class in my local high school as well as taken some boot camps at a nearby college.

Anyways, in my previous experience, i have made oodles and oodles of 1 layer cakes, using and making fondant, piping, all that jazz. But they have all been single layer cakes.

I graduated recently and would like to make my own graduation cake (I want to go to school to be a pastry chef, so i figured this would be a good learning experience) I have decided i want to make a topsy turvy cake ( perhaps in similar form, but different theme, to this one: http://static.weddingandcakes.com/wcakes/2010/08/topsy-turvy-wedding-cakes-3.jpg )

I have watched some Youtube videos on how to do this, and i feel confident in almost everything.... Except the support.

What are some pointers? I know you are supposed to use wooden dowels for structure, and a cake board under each layer. I have heard of foam and cardboard being used.... which would you suggest? Is there a way i can Guarantee that this cake won't fall over?

Advice is wonderful icon_biggrin.gif
Thanks oodles of noodles icon_smile.gif

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TexasSugar Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 9:46pm
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metria Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 9:54pm
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here's another tutorial:


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