I am doing a three tiered cake in a martini theme. I would like to balance the very top layer (a 6" round) cake on top of the martini glass. So the martini glass would be sitting on the second layer, with the third layer on top of the glass.
I know I will need to dowel under the martini glass, but wondering if anyone has ideas to add stability. I was thinking I could use RI under the bottom of the glass to help hold it more firmly onto the layer below (layer below will e covered in fondant). I guess I could also do this on the rim of the glass to help affix it to the layer/cakeboard above? Not sure if this is the best course of action, any ideas?
I will be assembling the cake on site, it doesnt need to hold up while be transported. Just stable enough to hold up while sitting on the table at the event.
If it were me, I would place a thinnish, but hard cake board under the fondant (supported by dowels underneath), then fondant the layer under the glass. The cake board should be the diameter of the base of the glass (most glasses are not completely flat at the base, but a bit hollowed. That way you have a stable base for the glass and the weight is distributed evenly onto the cakeboard. You should be able to see the outline of the cakeboard under the fondant, so you would know, where to place the glass. Put a bit of royal icing or white choc on the rim to hold the highest tier in place.
When I was married the first time (back in 1980) my wedding cake was like that, but the martini glasses were upside down with each of the bowl parts of the martini glass covering a rose. It was done like the other post mentioned. Mine was a buttercream icing cake. What they did was ice the cake, added dowels, put a board on top and then iced again. Then they decorated and added the upside down glasses and sat the next tier on top of those. I would show you a pic but after the divorce (caught him cheating 6 months into the marriage) I burned everything having to do with the wedding. I was a wonderful bonfire....heheh.....but now since I do cakes, I wish I would have kept a pic of the cake.
You could use the Martini glass to outline the size of the board, cut out, that way, you know it will fit