Does anyone have this book (Enchanted cakes for kids)? I am going to attempt this cake for a friend's daughter, and have concerns about the structural integrity. There are no supports shown in the instructions- no boards, no dowels, anything. It is a carved cake with fondant and fairly tall. It will have to travel about 25 miles once finished. I'm just so afraid that I will put hours into it and then it was collapse on the way. Help?
I have the book -- love it.
It would depend on the type of cake you use. Debbie Brown uses a Madera Sponge Cake that is very dense and doesnt need too much support. If you are making a moister cake, I would add cake supports, such as dowels/straws and separator plates. Also, I wouldnt put the castle on top of the cake until I reached my destination, then when you arrive, put the castle on top of the cake mountain and complete the finishing touches, such as grass and flowers around the base of the castle.
Hope this helps,