I have promised a 'hombre' type purple wedding cake to a friend (aagghh!) Has anyone tried this? It will be higher than the usual ones and I'm worried that a normal sponge recipe won't hold. Any suggestions? And would I need cake supports within the cake as for a regular wedding cake?
I didn't see a photo attached, but any tiered cake needs internal support. Because of the support, you can use whatever cake you would normally use, because the weight is never on the cake itself, but is held up by the internal supports. Also if any on of the tiers is extra tall, there should be a separator with supports within that tier, so there are 2 tiers the same size on top of each other, but it looks like one extra tall. HTH
Thanks, that is the answer! Invisible supports. Just couldn't see them on my picture