Attaching A Head To A Cake - Tonight

Decorating By ClareBear66 Updated 28 Jun 2012 , 3:33pm by Lynne3

ClareBear66 Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 1:16pm
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Hi All

I have a cake order of a texel sheep to make for tonight - something similar to this but on a smaller scale

I have made the structure using dowels screwed to cake board for the 4 legs and a cake board on top to support the cake body
I have all this made and assembled the cake last night, and attached the rice krispie treat sheep head using skewers and melted chocolate
Only to get up this morning & find the head on the ground

This cake is to be finished this evening for collection tomorrow - have you any ideas how I could attach the head to the cake
I have the cake assembled and covered in fondant so would love to avoid having to take it all apart again

Any help would be much much appreciated
Thanks in advance

3 replies
Lynne3 Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 2:01pm
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I don't know if your cake is attached to the finished decorative board yet

If not, you need to add a dowel with an arm. This can be screwed at the bottom into your cake board and should add a lot of stability, I would add 2 of them (one in front of each front leg). Aligning the dowel to be able to catch a screw in the bottom will be the challenge, but it is doable..

I have attached a picture to help explain what I am probably explaining poorly

ClareBear66 Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 2:46pm
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The cake is already on the board and covered in fondant, but I think your super suggestion is the only way of ensuring a good support structure, I just wish I had have asked before starting the cake - doh
Thanks for your help, hopefully I will have time to remove and redo it all

thanks again

Lynne3 Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 3:33pm
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I don't think you have to remove and undo. The dowel gets shoved down through the top. Measure exactly and you should be able to catch the dowel under the cake board to set a screw. Remember you can use a wide dowel so your margin of error gets reduced.

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