I'm making a wedding cake for a friend, it will be a square topsy turvy cake. The wedding is about 7 hours away. The earliest we can leave is the night before because of another event that we cannot miss. So, I will have to transport the cake fully assembled. What is the best way to package it to make sure it doesn't get damaged on the trip? I am terrified!
Or my alternative is to completely decorate each layer but not assemble them, and then assemble them when we get there. That would mean I wouldn't be able to put a dowel through the middle of all the layers though since that would wreck the fondant on the top cake. Particularly since it's a topsy turvy cake, it seems like a bad idea to skip the center dowel...
Hmmm that just created another question lol. Since I don't want the center dowel to wreck the top layer's fondant, that means I'll have to put the fondant on after assembling the layers? That seems like it will be next to impossible! Am I missing some technique here?
I would definitely travel unstacked. I do not use a center dowel in my topsy turvy cakes. I carve into the lower tiers so that each tier actually is level.
If you really need/want the dowel you can put it through all the bottom tiers, then put the top tier down onto the dowel. That is how I did the monster truck cake in my gallery. HTH
Oh that's interesting! Clearly I've never made a topsy turvy cake before. Is that how it's usually done? Does that make it really hard to cover in fondant though?