Stacking A Partial Dummy Wedding Cake

Decorating By heddahope Updated 11 Dec 2013 , 5:17am by leah_s

heddahope Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 4:22am
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Hi ladies and gentlmen!! It's been awhile since I've been on here, hope everyone has been well.

 

I am doing a 4 tier oval wedding cake where 3 of the 4 tiers will be dummy cakes.  The second to largest size will be the real cake.  My questions are: do I dowel all tiers just like a regular cake?  if not do I still do a cake board under the dummy tier that is in contact with the real cake?  And do I apply the buttercream directly to the styro or do I put something on them first?

 

She just brought me the dummy cakes and they aren't solid which I found kinda strange.  They are completely hollow, as in the stack inside of each other like cake pans...

 

TIA

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Cakechick123 Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 7:13am
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Hollow dummies? that's a new one :-?

I would normally not dowel dummies, but how sturdy are they? The top ones I would just stack, Im assuming they are sturdy enough to take the weight of the ones above? The real cake I will definitely dowel, and the bottom dummy as well if its not very sturdy. If the dummy touches the cake I will add a board, if it touches another dummy I will not bother.

I don't do BC cakes, so cant help you there.

CWR41 Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 7:22am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by heddahope 
do I dowel all tiers just like a regular cake?

if not do I still do a cake board under the dummy tier that is in contact with the real cake?  And do I apply the buttercream directly to the styro


No.

Yes.

Yes.

heddahope Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 4:07pm
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Thanks!!!  And yes, hollow, weird right?!  They do seem pretty sturdy though, and like 6 inches tall.

mfeagan Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 4:50pm
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That's the weirdest thing! They're styrofoam but are hollow????

heddahope Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 4:53pm
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Yep, they nest right into each other

leah_s Posted 11 Dec 2013 , 5:17am
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AI have one set of hollow dummies. I like them!

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