Use Cake Boards On Dummy Cakes Going On Real Cake?

Decorating By BJ Updated 22 Sep 2014 , 8:05pm by BJ

BJ Posted 20 Sep 2014 , 3:48pm
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AI'm making a 5 tiered wedding cake and the middle 3 will be dummy cakes. Do you attached the cake dummy to a regular cake board before covering in fondant? I would think yes if it's going on top of a real cake but would like some experienced answers as this is a first for me (using dummy cakes). Also, to keep the height consistent throughout - should I then attach all dummies to cake boards? Also - how many dowels in the bottom (real) cake should I use? It is a 14" base cake. Thanks in advance!

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Alfiesmom Posted 20 Sep 2014 , 4:32pm
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Definite on using cake boards between real cake & dummies.  How many dowels I'm not sure

jchuck Posted 20 Sep 2014 , 5:59pm
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AYes use cake boards on your dummy cakes..bottom tier.. 3 dowels. One in the middle, one on either side....

CWR41 Posted 20 Sep 2014 , 10:30pm
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Originally Posted by BJ 

Do you attached the cake dummy to a regular cake board before covering in fondant?
Also, to keep the height consistent throughout - should I then attach all dummies to cake boards?
Also - how many dowels in the bottom (real) cake should I use? It is a 14" base cake.


Good advice about using cake board under dummy going on top of real cake (prevents dummy from being pierced by support system).  It isn't necessary to use cake boards under dummies stacked on dummies since they don't require internal supports (don't worry about any height difference--it's miniscule and won't show).

 

If a 12" is going on the 14", 4 or 5 poly dowels are enough-- 6 or 7 skinny wooden dowels are enough.

 

(Bad advice on 3 dowels in a row--that doesn't offer any support if the entire cake has to balance on one line of a support system.)

BJ Posted 22 Sep 2014 , 8:05pm
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AThank you very much for your help and advice!!!

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