How Much Weight Can A 4 Inch Cake Dummy Support

Decorating By dreamacres Updated 6 Feb 2014 , 5:18pm by AZCouture

dreamacres Posted 4 Feb 2014 , 11:31pm
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I have a request for a 5 tier cake covered in fondant.  8,10,12,14 with 16 inch dummy on bottom.  All tiers with be 5 inch high.  Will the bottom cake dummy support the weight of the other 4 tiers?   This cake is going to be really heavy with lots of added fondant decorations and flowers.  Yikes......  roll roll that fondant, dreaming of that sheeter!!  Thanks

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AZCouture Posted 4 Feb 2014 , 11:36pm
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AI don't see why not, but while you're at it, could you top that eight inch tier off with a six inch dummy maybe? Unless you have plans for a really large topper to make that eight inch top tier not look so huge? Just a thought, in case you hadn't considered how that will look.

dreamacres Posted 4 Feb 2014 , 11:51pm
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Thanks AZ!! Tried to get her to consider a 6,8,10,12,14 but she said the 6 inch looked like a cupcake to her.  Geez, a bride wants what she wants.  LOL  I will be making monograms for top and adding flowers so I should be able to keep things in balance.  Amazing that those dummies can hold so much weight, but I do trust your opinion completely.  Thanks again!!!

cupcakemaker Posted 4 Feb 2014 , 11:55pm
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AIt's polystyrene. I'm pretty sure you could sit on it and it wouldn't budge!

dreamacres Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 12:48am
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It's polystyrene. I'm pretty sure you could sit on it and it wouldn't budge!

now that is really carrying a load!!  Thanks cupcake maker.

AZCouture Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 7:39pm
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AOh that's too funny. I won't even use a six inch unless I really have to, which is thankfully very rarely. I prefer a 4, and will do a 5, but I don't really even care for that large of a top tier either.

dreamacres Posted 6 Feb 2014 , 4:01pm
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I want to go to the cupcake store she shops at.  LOL

AZCouture Posted 6 Feb 2014 , 5:18pm
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I want to go to the cupcake store she shops at.  LOL

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