How To Assemble Cake With Top Hat (Brim)

Decorating By Sweet_Toof Updated 30 Nov 2012 , 10:29pm by Grumpy Bear

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Sweet_Toof Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 1:55am
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I need to make a 2 tier alice in wonderland cake

The top tier is going to be a top hat, but the brim, which I will do as just fondant (no cake) and I'll curl up the sides to give it some shape
BUT I'm a bit puzzled how I can assemble it without breaking it
Would I make it in advance or am I going to find myself in trouble if I knock it when assembling, trying to put the top tier on?
(I have no idea if this question even makes sense to anyone but myself!!!!)

..... in other words, how to I go about assembling (and preparing ) a cake like this one

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srmaxwell Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 2:22am
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Just make sure that the flat are of your brim (the center part) is large enough to have some flat area 'clearance' where you can then set the cake on top of it. If the second layer cake sits on any part of the curved brim the pressure will force it down and probably break it. I made the brim ahead of time, measured to make sure there was plenty of flat area for the top cake to sit on, then once the brim was hard i put the second layer in from the front using a spatula that I could then slide straight out without touching the curved sides of the brim. hope that helps you out.

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Sweet_Toof Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 3:04am
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Thanks so much for your help icon_smile.gif
I'll let you know how I go - I'm doing it in 3 weeks icon_smile.gif

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Grumpy Bear Posted 30 Nov 2012 , 10:29pm
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You can try using cake skewers.  Cake decorating places will sell them.

Have fun

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