Support For Stacked Sphere Cakes

Decorating By acakedecorator Updated 26 Apr 2014 , 5:45pm by acakedecorator

acakedecorator Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 3:49pm
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This has always baffled me. How are stacked sphere cakes supported? Here is a picture that I found for an example:

 

Planet cake. This is unbelievable!

 

There is almost no contact between the cakes, so how are they being held up? Thanks in advance for any input.

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-K8memphis Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 4:11pm
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key word 'almost' so that's your answer--picture a skeleton in there where the different tiers are set up as the internal support structure, the skeleton is assembled--this might be foam inside too and it's probably not a super big size--

 

disregarding the decor--draw horizontal lines through each sphere so you can see how the cakes could be placed if they were foam on bottom and cake on top--for example the man in the moon would be cake from under his eye to over to the crater under the green orb--it's just decorated to look askew same as the others--creating illusions is all it is--

 

if it is all foam you could string it all up with some well placed skewers--otherwise it's interconnecting pvc or copper pipe --

 

optical illusion huh-- beautiful work

sixinarow Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 4:50pm
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I remember that cake! I know in this case it was a dummy they made for a contest. I thought the same thing you did until I read the story about the cake. It won, I think first place, but that is how they got so little contact - styrofoam is a lot easier to manipulate! But it makes it hard for a customer who sees a dummy and wants a real cake in that shape or design!!

acakedecorator Posted 26 Apr 2014 , 5:45pm
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Ok, thank you both! That makes much more sense.

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