Will My Cake Collapse?

Decorating By kimmy11 Updated 29 Jan 2016 , 3:48am by kimmy11

kimmy11 Posted 29 Jan 2016 , 2:50am
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56aad36555390.jpegI am trying to make an upside down Top Hat cake  I have 2x vanilla pound cake on the bottom and 3x chocolate cake on top  I DID put a 8" cardboard on the bottom cake but is that enough support ? Or am I going to wake up to a collapsed cake? If you look closely you can see the line where 8" cardboard is....i did smooth it out a little more using Viva method

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nadiacorallo Posted 29 Jan 2016 , 3:14am
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Why do you think it might collapse?

kimmy11 Posted 29 Jan 2016 , 3:17am
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Because 1. I'm a worrywart and 2. I'm wondering if I needed to support the bottom tier with straws   I'm hoping it will be OKAY as it's not a true double barrel cake  Just put in fridge overnight  Will cover in fondant in the morning 

nadiacorallo Posted 29 Jan 2016 , 3:24am
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How tall is it? It looks sturdy from  here! I'd say it really depends how stiff your filling is....now saaay it were a custard, mousse or other soft filling then that's the only time I'd see you possibly running into trouble here. 

kimmy11 Posted 29 Jan 2016 , 3:48am
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Thank you ! It's about 8" high or so  

Just measured to put in fridge and it was 10" with the cake stand  And thankfully, buttercream  

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