Aww so sorry this happened o you. There is a thread going on right now about posting your worst cake. You should go on it and see other disaster cakes. Post yours if you have a picture. It might make you feel better. ((((hugs))))
I have made a 4 tier wedding cake with only bubble straws holding it up. And that's a heavy cake!
I pretty much go by AZCouture's example list but I add 1 or 2 more than hers for 9" tiers and over. It may be unnecessary but it's for my peace of mind!
Thanks Maybenot for saving me the trouble to type exactly what I wanted to say!
I used to use wood dowels but since discovering the bubble tea straws, I converted. Another plus is that they are so super easy to cut!
I went on the youtube channel for Global Sugar Art and Mr.Tetreault said"If you are laying it on a cake top or sides, it will hold up to the moisture. It would not hold it's shape in a bow or ribbon, etc. The added moisture would cause it to collapse"So I'm a happy caker! By the way if you haven't seen the Sugar Dress Lace in action, here is the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7HnmnrJ6Jw
Does any one know how well this holds up to moisture? I do mostly non dairy whipped topping cakes and I would love to try this. But whopped topping is very moist, I wonder if this stuff would start to melt?
If you add some tylose powder or gumtex to the fondant it will harden and it wont need any other support. Or use gumpaste and let it dry. That is how I made this bottle. It is actually just a shell of the bottle.