Structure Question For Transporting A "ball" Cake

Decorating By sixinarow Updated 10 Jul 2013 , 9:18pm by sixinarow

sixinarow Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 4:08pm
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I'm hoping you guys can talk through a cake structure with me. In 2 weeks, I have a 10" bottom (topped w 8" sps) and 8" middle (topped with 6" sps) 4" styrofoam spacer topped with a 6" ball. I'm not worried about the 8 and 10 inch, my question is for the spacer and the ball on top. I'm worried about the ball shifting since it's baked in 2 pieces, so I was thinking of drilling through the top of the 6" sps plate and pounding a center dowel though the ball and styrofoam into the hole in the sps plate.

Would that work? Is there a better way? I need to try to transport this cake stacked, the styrofoam spacer will be covered with fondant to make it look like part of 8" tier mountain, so I can't put the spacer and ball on when I get to the venue.

Am I over-thinking this?

Thanks for your help!

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knlcox Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 4:21pm
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I just made a ball cake and the customer wanted me to make sure the ball would not roll off the other tier it sat on.  I did it just the way you described! I drilled a hole in the board the ball sat on and pushed a dowel through into the bottom tier. It worked great! I 

sixinarow Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 5:37pm
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AThank you!! I just don't want it to shift during transport. My other option would be to lose the 4" spacer and set the ball on the 6" sps itself. Decisions, decisions!

knlcox Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 6:54pm
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I think it'll be just fine the way you described! I also had a foamcore board as my cake board and I also pushed the dowel down into that board as well.  It wasn't budging! 

sixinarow Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 9:18pm
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Originally Posted by knlcox 

I think it'll be just fine the way you described! I also had a foamcore board as my cake board and I also pushed the dowel down into that board as well.  It wasn't budging! 

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