Sagging Ganached Cake

Decorating By leemz Updated 11 Jun 2013 , 7:18am by leemz

leemz Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 1:13pm
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My tier cakes bottom tier especially starts sagging once the other tiers are added, although I ganache my cakes, I use white chocolate ganache, one part heavy cream to three parts white chocolate still, maybe I should use the upside down technique to stop sagging, what must I do, I have tier cake due tomorrow :S 

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mcaulir Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 1:27pm
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Do you use dowels/straws/SPS?

leah_s Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 2:08pm
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AWhat support system are you using?

leemz Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 7:44pm
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I use wooden skewers.

leah_s Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 7:59pm
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not enough support

leemz Posted 9 Jun 2013 , 8:08am
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What must I do then, we don't find anything else here :S

mcaulir Posted 9 Jun 2013 , 11:54am
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You can use drinking straws.

leemz Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 7:14am
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Ok but here we get those thin ones, are they ok?

vgcea Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 7:32am
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AProbably not but they'd be better than the skewers. There are no standard dowels or fat straws where you live? You can probably order bubble tea straws or fat straws off ebay.

This is the first hit I got from Google for a seller in Pakistan (?) Did you try to find dowels etc using google?

This ebay seller also came up on a google search and ships worldwide:

I doubt the ganache is your problem. Ganache isn't going to take the place of solid internal supports and it isn't magically going to support the weight of other tiers.

leemz Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 7:54am
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OMG thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo girl! Look what I did, I got heavy duty sticking glue and glued the wooden skewer to the board, now I will add drinking straws inside each tier and stack, this link that you have posted is definitely gonna work. I'll order some right away.


Thank you soooo much, will send the final shot and let you know.

You Rock! :D :D :D









vgcea Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 9:05am
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AYou're welcome. Glad I could help. I've seen cakes stacked the way you have that set-up. Looks like you're on your way to saving your cakes :grin: Just remember to poke a hole big enough for the dowel at the bottom-center of each cake board that will be holding each tier of cake. Also, you want the center dowel to be shorter than the height if your finished stacked tiers so it's not poking out the top-center. Just little things to remember... which I'm sure you're already aware of. Good luck.

mcaulir Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 9:21am
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Make sure you cut off the bendy part of the straw - don't use that as part of your support.

leemz Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 4:20pm
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand *drum rolls


It was a SUCCESS! 


The cake was not PERFECT, but there was NO SAGGING, yay. All thank to you AWESOME people! Love you ALLA especially vgcea, is that your real name :)


Here's the final look! :D :D :D :D :D 






Mcaulir thank you for the tip but I already that included a few :) hehe 


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vgcea Posted 11 Jun 2013 , 5:34am
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ALOL. Congratulations. Nope Vgcea is not my real name. It's the acronym for my business name.:D

leemz Posted 11 Jun 2013 , 7:18am
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So what's your real name icon_cool.gificon_biggrin.gif

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