I'm working on a cake that is two tiers, but the second tier I am having a little bit of trouble figuring out how to do the structure.
The tier itself is just 6 in round, and I'm set on that - here's the thing. I need to create an "overhang" of sorts.
Basically, it's a Toy Story cake, and the second tier is the rocket grabber machine from the first movie. I am making the tier into the bottom half of the rocket, using chocolate transfers for the aliens in the machine, but I am thinking that for the claw and the top of the rocket I will use a wooden dowel, through just the second tier (filling the hole with chocolate to try to keep it sturdy).
The claw I made out of gumpaste and am not worried about that... I'm worried out supporting the "top" of the rocket. It is just a small little cone, but I am concerned about making it too heavy, and causing the dowel to tilt. Would rice crispy treats work, if I stuck them to the stick, or would that still be too heavy?
To give you an idea of what the rocket looks like...
I think it will work just fine.