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gris190 Says... 7 years ago

I love your cake. How did you cover the tower peaks?

KHalstead Says... 7 years ago

Just melted white choc. (colored pink) with sanding sugar....originally I did pink sugar but it was a darker pink than they wanted so I put more choc. and then white sugar and it was the paler pink I was after, so there's a couple layers of choc. and sugar, but wayyyy faster than fondant I did that once.ugh!!!

pattymarie Says... 7 years ago

Your castle cake is very beautiful and so perfect. I have one due next week and I'm very nervous. Can you tell me how you get your towers to stay in place outside of the cake. Thanks!

KHalstead Says... 7 years ago

sure, I did one of these before and didn't have GREAT luck with the towers......this time they weren't budging, I traveled with the whole cake assembled minus the top three towers on the very top of the cake....

KHalstead Says... 7 years ago

all I did was take a drill with a bit that was 1/4" and drilled holes into the bottoms of all the towers. then once I measure them for size I sharpened the ends of the dowels. The ones right on the cake board were done the same way the dowels went all the way to the top of the towers but only stuck out the bottom maybe a half inch or so and I held the tower up and hammered it into the cake board then pulled it out and put royal icing a gob of it into the hole in the cake board and a little on the dowel

KHalstead Says... 7 years ago

then when I stuck it back in the hole the excess royal icing squished out the sides and I just wiped it clean around the base of the tower with my finger the same way you would do with caulking. Then once it set it wasn't going anywhere........oh and by the way I hot glued the dowels inside of the towers.......I'm hoping I'll be able to wash them and reuse, but if I gotta cut em' all again next time that's fine too......it didn't take that long! I just put some hot glue on the bottom of the towers

KHalstead Says... 7 years ago

around the dowel rods and did the same thing....kinda smeared it clean with my finger around the dowel rod sealing the dowel rod in there.......you probably don't NEED to glue them but I'm overly cautious with cakes lol The last thing I need is a tower to fall off!!

pattymarie Says... 7 years ago

Thanks a million for all that info! :)

KHalstead Says... 7 years ago

you are so welcome.......I'm so glad that it worked out for you too!!! Now if we can just get Wilton to drill the holes and secure the dowels lol :wink:


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