I swear I had this all figured out in my head and now...
I can't figure out how to construct this so that the top stays up and it's secure (the person is picking it up from me). I know it's something so simple and I am just too sleepy to get it.
I made the top out of rice krispy treats on a cake board and covered with fondant. The bottom is cake with a filling.
I have wooden dowels and bubble tea straws available...
Plz let me know how you would go about contructing this. I am going to shut my eyes for a couple of hours. I will only have a couple of hours to work on it in the morning.
Wow! That is a great cake. I wish I could help, but I've had problems in this area myself. I think a lot of people just prop it open with dowels, but the design will make that difficult. Hopefully you'll have an epiphany while you sleep.
lol...I am awake and sadly, no epiphanies.
hope this isn't too late.....I would use wooden dowels and tell the too drive very carefully....by the way great cake!
I have assembled it and it feels sturdy. (I even tried to shake it a bit to see if it would move and it didn't). I basically have two wooden dowels stuck down into board, with the other end pointed and "digging" into the top. In the middle of those, I have a bubble tea straw to hold it up a bit and take a little of the pressure off of the wooden dowels. (I don't want the weight of the top to continue to bear down on the wooden dowels and possibly cause them to poke completely through the top). Anyway, I also have two additional wooden dowels toward the outer edges of the cake.
The filling in white choc ganache and the icing (under the fondant) is IMBC, so the cake needs to be chilled. I am relying on that factor as well to make transporting a little easier.
Say your prayers, please.
GREAT cake, Toni..... doesn't sound like it will be a problem... I don't know what else you could do to secure it !
Wow great cake.
You did a beautiful job. Wonderful cake!
Thanks so much!
THAT is absolutely first class...you ACED that CAKE!!!!
such a cool cake. Great Job!!!!
Awesome! You did a great job
Can you post directions for this cake....pretty please?
4littlewops, give me a minute on directions. When I made it for the second time for a family member, I wasn't as successful with the supports in it. They would not hold the top steady for the life of me! And of course, I didn't take detailed notes or pictures the first time. So, I committed myself to making it again to figure out what I did wrong (and how to do it right). Once I have a chance to do that, I'll gladly post. The support was the only challenging part of the cake.
Thanks everyone for looking!
that is so awesome, i would have had a total brain freeze on how to do that cake,but you did great!!