KimiSomeSugar Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 4:53pm
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Hi everyone,

 

I have a stanley cup cake to do this weekend and need help with stacking and cake dummies.

 

1. Is water the best way to stick fondant to the dummies?

 

2. I have to put 3- 10" x 3" dummies stacked together. What should I use to "glue" the 3 dummies together?

 

3. Will the 3 dummies support a stack cake on top of it. It will be an 8", 6" and a 4" cake?

 

4. I will make my fondant grey and they spray with Duff's silver spray. Is this a good idea?

 

PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks!

Kim

Sugarlove Cakes

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-K8memphis Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 8:56pm
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Originally Posted by KimiSomeSugar 

Hi everyone,

 

I have a stanley cup cake to do this weekend and need help with stacking and cake dummies.

 

1. Is water the best way to stick fondant to the dummies?

 

by water if you mean a mist --yes

i run my dummy under the faucet and sling it off

but sedately misting is also cool

your goal is moist not dripping wet   

 

 

2. I have to put 3- 10" x 3" dummies stacked together. What should I use to "glue" the 3 dummies together?

 

i use hot glue

 

3. Will the 3 dummies support a stack cake on top of it. It will be an 8", 6" and a 4" cake?

 

yes

 

4. I will make my fondant grey and they spray with Duff's silver spray. Is this a good idea?

 

i have never used duff's so i can't vouch there

but silver spray--is it edible?

just watch out for that edible versus non-toxic factor

however you resolve that for your self

 

but yes in general that's a great way to go!

 

PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks!

Kim

Sugarlove Cakes

-K8memphis Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 9:07pm
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i just happen to have a tall chalice cake i did

 

it was partly a freebie so it's not "super polished"

 

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but i used one of those clear cake tubes that fit into plates

 

http://www.efavormart.com/acrylic-cake-stand-tubes.aspx

 

was very secure

 

and here's a photo

 

the whole chalice is foam because this crowd was used to sheet cakes only

 

i didn't want to push the envelope too much

 

they already had to deal with a layer cake (omg!)

 

bottom cake is 16"

 

the plateau is about 22'

 

can't remember how tall it is but it's pretty tall

 

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edited to say--chalice covered with choco clay--cake is iced in smbc--

 

 

KimiSomeSugar Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 10:19pm
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Thank you for your help and tips

 

As for the spray... it is edible!

I could leave the cake grey...but I've noticed in the past that when I add black colouring to white fondant- it turns purple!

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