Stacking Question

Decorating By HoHo5 Updated 16 Mar 2009 , 12:33am by HoHo5

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HoHo5 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 9:29pm
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I am getting ready to do a 3-D ambulance cake.
I am stacking 3 to 4, 5.5x7.5 2inch cakes.
How would you guys go about doing this.
3 or 4 right on top of each other with dowels for support?
Or would you suggest another way?
Please let me know your thoughts.
I really want to wow this repeat customer!
Thanks so much!

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Malakin Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 9:39pm
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When I do more than 2 layers high, I always use a cake circle if I am going to carve the cake. I put the two layers, then the circle, then the other two layers. If I am going to carve the sides, I make the circle/board smaller than what the cake size is, more towards the finished carved size. I also use dowels and definitely one in the middle for support. That's kind of how I did my penguin cake. It was a total of 13" high with a small base.

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tracycakes Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 12:00am
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I do the same as Malakin. It's what I did with Winnie and the teddy bear. They both travelled well with no problems.

Edited to add: I didn't do that with the 4 layers on the elephant and during the 5 hour trip to Tulsa, it sagged and fondant tore. The teddy bear traveled 8 hours to Austin with no problems at all.

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HoHo5 Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 12:33am
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by center dowel do you mean one straight through the cake board and cake with a sharpened dowel?

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