How Do I Make Cake In The Shape Of A Pineapple Stand Without Falling?

Decorating By kalaila Updated 12 Jul 2013 , 7:36pm by Smckinney07

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kalaila Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 7:16pm
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I´m new at making cakes and I have been asked to make one in the shape of a my plan is to make various cake molds (larger to smaller) and obviously to stack them like that, but I´m worried that when I deliver it, it could tip over...I haven´t inserted dowels before, as Ive only ever done one-layer cakes, but I´m assuming it will need one large one, but how do I insert that into the cakeboard so it doesnt fall....any advice is greatly appreciated, thanks! :)

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tjgett Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 7:27pm
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I've made a cake similar to this.  Use either 2 or 3 6-inch round cakes and carve it into the shape of the pineapple, or make the bottom layer of cake out of a bowl, then stack rounds on top, same diameter as the bowl.  This way you have a flat bottom to stand it on.

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Smckinney07 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 7:36pm
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AYou can use a clean pencil sharpener for one end of a center dowel, you can use a hammer to lightly tap it through your cake boards and into the bottom base board. Make sure you also use some sort of support between your cake layers.

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