Shaped Cakes On Sheet Cakes

Decorating By bakernoob Updated 7 Apr 2014 , 10:06pm by bakernoob

bakernoob Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 1:59pm
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If I did something like this can I just place the shaped cake on top of the sheet cake or will it be too heavy and crack? How would I cut it?  TIA :-)

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icer101 Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 4:56pm
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I, personally play it safe. Haven,t done one like this before. But , I would have the hat cake on same shape cake board as cake. I would place a few plastic dowels on bottom cake, and center dowel thru the hat cake. This way, you won,t be worried as you pick it up or travel with it(or client travel with it) that it will split and fall apart. This is just how I would do it. Im sure  you will get more responses.YOu could take off hat cake or leave on and cut that first, etc.. I forgot , I have done a over the hill cake like this, or a soccer ball cake, one time. I just like to be sure. hth

bakernoob Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 7:13pm
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I would have the hat cake on same shape cake board as cake. I would place a few plastic dowels on bottom cake, and center dowel thru the hat cake. This way, you won,t be worried as you pick it up or travel with it

 

Thank you :-) This is what I assumed I would need to do I am just not very good at cutting cake boards neatly so I was hoping I wouldn't need to. Haha. 

DaysCakes Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 7:27pm
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I have done something similar with a cake which was two levels and I cut some thick board and covered in aluminium foil to the shape.  I then got some of those larger type drinking straws and cut a lot of them up to support the weight - I found it easier than cutting dowels and if you get them in straight and enough of them they will take the weight.

MBalaska Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 7:59pm
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Is that a single 2"- deep layer cake on a single 2"- deep layer sheet cake.

It looks like one of the Wilton cake pans and although it has a shape, it is shaped only as to the perimeter and it is not stacked-and-carved or tall.

When I had Wilton shaped character pans I used to put one on a sheet cake.  It's just a normal layer cake. IMO

bakernoob Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 10:06pm
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Originally Posted by MBalaska 
 

Is that a single 2"- deep layer cake on a single 2"- deep layer sheet cake.

 

 

Mine would be a 2" sheet cake with filling and then a Wilton pan cake on top. If I were going to keep it at home I wouldn't be so concerned about it shifting or cracking but I will have to travel 2 hours with it.

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