Question About Tall Cakes

Decorating By aggiechef Updated 6 Aug 2012 , 2:57pm by Bluehue

aggiechef Posted 6 Aug 2012 , 2:13pm
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I've been asked to make a replica of a lantern from Tangled for a birthday this coming weekend and I needed to ask a couple of questions.

1. What's the best way to stack something so tall without it toppling over?

2. Am I better off covering it with fondant (for stability) instead of buttercream?

I've never had to do a tall cake like this before so it's a little daunting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Bluehue Posted 6 Aug 2012 , 2:34pm
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Sorry but i am not up to speed as to a lantern from Tangled icon_redface.gif
How tall are we talking?


aggiechef Posted 6 Aug 2012 , 2:38pm
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It needs to be about 10 inches tall.

Bluehue Posted 6 Aug 2012 , 2:57pm
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Originally Posted by aggiechef

It needs to be about 10 inches tall.

I did a Birthday Cake a few months back that was 10 inches tall.
An 8 inch round.....3 x 3 inch Mud cakes - torted with ganache filling -
I stacked and filled it carefully and then covered in fondant -
Nothing moved in the 50 minute trip to deliver - or the walk up two flights of stairs. icon_wink.gif
It was one very heavy cake - but it was fine.

I prefer to work with Fondant - i finished it about 9 hours before i needed to deliver it - and it had set up beautifully.

Here is a link for you to see it


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