Decorating By KarenOR Updated 30 May 2012 , 6:24pm by Lynne3

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KarenOR Posted 30 May 2012 , 5:58pm
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I was asked to make a cake for work and since it's a surprise for one of my best friends, I said okay. This goes against my general rule of only making cakes for my kids (2 a year).
Anyway, it's to thank her and another guy for orchestrating a huge move. I have pictures of all the reject furniture and wanted to make a pile up. Something like this picture. They originally asked if I could do a carved couch and while I probably could, I just don't have that much time. I'm going to be single parenting it for 2.5 weeks and thought it would be a lot easier to do individual pieces of gumpaste/fondant over a longer amount of time.
So, any ideas for stacking it all up?

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KarenOR Posted 30 May 2012 , 6:00pm
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Trying attachment again.

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Lynne3 Posted 30 May 2012 , 6:24pm
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When I make gumpaste toppers I face it as one unit.
Even though you will have seperate pieces, you should build them as one.
It's easy if you plan ahead with something like 3/16 wooden dowels.

Plan your pieces and plan how one dowel can run from the cake board through 2 or 3 pieces of furniture. It's a lot easier then you think. And you can build your pieces seperately, but place a dowel in as a spacer to dry. Then you pull it out and run one long dowel in its place afterwards.

Note, my spacer dowels are covered in plastic wrap so they remove easily

I have attached a pic to explain what I'm sure I'm not being clear about

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