pieceofcake561 Posted 19 Apr 2013 , 3:21pm
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Hello there!

 

I will be delivering my first wedding cake tomorrow afternoon.  It is 9 tiers tall.  The bottom tier is real and the top 8 tiers are dummy.  (I have attached a photo below)  I am SO excited because it is for my older sister's wedding.  The cake is all set to go but I have a question about stacking...

 

I have done stacked cakes in the past but for this one I want something to "glue" the tiers together since the top is just a light styrofoam.  I am worried that perhaps it may get knocked over or shift so I want it to be set in place.  I use Indydebi's buttercream recipe and have never had any problems with it.  I have extra that I will be bringing to the venue just in case the cake needs touching up after the trip.  Would this work ok if i just put several dabs of the buttercream between tiers before stacking or should i make a batch of something else to stick the tiers?

 

Thanks so much!!!! :)

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kearniesue Posted 19 Apr 2013 , 5:43pm
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I'd use a little royal, ganache or chocolate.  All of those dry like glue and that thing won't go anywhere :)

letsgetcaking Posted 19 Apr 2013 , 6:19pm
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Yep, I'd go with royal icing. Buttercream will not do the job.

 

Are you planning on "gluing" the tiers together before you transport the cake, or are you doing that on site?

ddaigle Posted 19 Apr 2013 , 6:37pm
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I would use melted chocolate. That is if the venue has a microwave you can nuke it in.    Royal takes too long to dry...ganahe does not set up.   

pieceofcake561 Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 7:54pm
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So I ended up mixing up a batch of royal icing for the "glue".  It worked perfectly.  Everyone loved the cake and everything went flawlessly!  Just waiting for the photographer to have pictures ready so I can post them :D

eatmycakebaby Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 8:01pm
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what are the pieces in between the cake............ just curious also the drawing of the cake is beautiful I cant wait til you upload the pictures.

pieceofcake561 Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 8:06pm
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The top 8 tiers (blue, white & beige) are all dummy.  The base tier (4 white squares separated) is the actual cake.  The design would have served way more guests than was necessary so we opted to use dummy cake to give her the cake of her dreams while keeping the servings a bit more accurate :)  The dummies were then covered in different colored RI while the base tier was covered in white buttercream.  It's kinda hard to tell from the sketch but the lines you see in front of the blue tiers are picket fence decorations.  It will be clearer when I post the actual cake.

pieceofcake561 Posted 15 May 2013 , 10:30pm
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Here is the final product!! Thanks to everyone who gave such helpful advice :D

 

Beach themed wedding cake!

 

Beach themed wedding cake!

kearniesue Posted 16 May 2013 , 12:20am
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AGreat job!

pieceofcake561 Posted 16 May 2013 , 12:21am

AThanks so much!! :)

TheLoveOfSugar Posted 16 May 2013 , 1:46am

AWow! I love it. It's so stunning, and dramatic yet fun at the same time. Beautiful job :)

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