How Do I Stack Cakes On End Instead Of Flat?

Decorating By areliz909 Updated 17 Jan 2011 , 10:02pm by tarheelgirl

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areliz909 Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 6:36pm
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I would like to make a robot cake for my son's birthday and was originally planning to just stack square cakes for the body but, after thinking about it, thought the body would look better if I put three square cakes together and then stack on end (tall rather than flat). I have never tried this and was wondering if anyone has and how to secure these cakes so that they do not separate or fall apart at the party. I am planning to cover the whole thing with fondant but not sure if this is enough to keep it together. Also, I will then be stacking the robot's head on top of these cakes which will be smaller square cakes. is this Sunday!!

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CWR41 Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 6:44pm
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I wouldn't do it... gravity will win.

You're better off cutting your square cakes and stacking the portions removed to build up the shape you want.

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mareg Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 6:51pm
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Yep , ditto that reply. icon_smile.gif

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anxietyattack Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 7:53pm
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and dowels!!!! That will help.

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leah_s Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 8:23pm
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agree with the above posters.

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KathysCC Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 9:23pm
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Yes, I have to say that I would not even attempt that. I'm guessing the cakes will just collapse no matter what you do. Go with the regular way of stacking cakes.

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cabecakes Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 9:31pm
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I would go there...sounds like a cake disaster waiting to happen! Just cut your squares to the size you want and stack normally with board and dowel support for every 4" in height.

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tarheelgirl Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 10:02pm
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I did a R2D2 for my son last year. I took 8" rounds and stacked like normal covering the whole thing in fondant. For the head I used the sports ball pan. Every 4" had a SPS plate. It was at least 12" tall. I would definitely use support or it will be a disaster!

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