Hiya 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
Thanks oodles of noodles
Have you seen this how to?