Using Cake Dummies With Real Cake

Decorating By wubis2002 Updated 5 Jun 2013 , 9:50pm by wubis2002

wubis2002 Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 2:22pm
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I'm making a wedding cake for my mother, it's a story cake.  In order to tell her story I need 5 layers and it's too much cake for her reception.  I will be using a 14" dummy, 12" chocolate, 10" carrot, 8" yellow, and a 6" dummy.  It's my first time using a dummy and real cake together.

 

I've looked through all the posts I could find on the subject and found a ton of great advice.  I never even thought to sand the edges so the fondant wouldn't tear. I think I'll use crisco before applying the fondant too.

 

I have a question.  When I stack the cake, is the 14" dummy really strong enough that I don't need support?  or should I be safe and put dowels in anyway?

 

I will probably deliver it with the 14" and 12" stacked, the 10" alone, and the 8" and 6" stacked.

 

Thank you so much for your advice,

Elizabeth

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CWR41 Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 3:55pm
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Originally Posted by wubis2002 
When I stack the cake, is the 14" dummy really strong enough that I don't need support?  or should I be safe and put dowels in anyway?

Yes!  Stand on it and see for yourself that it's strong enough!  Dowels aren't necessary.

wubis2002 Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 9:50pm
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AThank you CWR41. I had no idea. :)

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