Best Way To Make The Ut Tower?

Decorating By texasbren Updated 25 Jun 2010 , 2:50am by texasbren

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texasbren Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 2:15am
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I am planning on making a University of Texas Themed cake in a few weeks. Planning a sheet cake with the Longhorn Symbol on one side flat on the cake, probably made from Fondant cutout and the UT Tower standing erect on the other side of the cake (around 10 - 12 inches tall /not counting the top of the tower/ )

My problem is that I have never constructed a standing object on the top of the cake and I am not sure of the best approach. Considering the following options:
1)Styrofoam and just decorate it (however I would truly rather have something edible)
2)Rice Crispie Treat Tower covered with Fondant

However I really want to make it entirely out of cake -

3) Cake (If I do make the entire tower out of cake -How can I ensure that it would be stable and what is the best way to stack the cake?).

All suggestions are truly welcomed!
Thank you!

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Doug Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 2:43am
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see this thread for cake that looks like Big Ben in London.

and the final result:

It's a traditional multi-tiered cake -- BUT all the tiers are the same size. (well except for the very top of the tower)

standard internal supports

may want to do concept like you see in so many cake challenges of having the cake slip down over a central support

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texasbren Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 2:50am
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Really great links and ideas! I was just baffled! Thank you!

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