How To Prop Up Lid For Coffin Cake?

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perfectcakebyshirley Posted 29 Oct 2013 , 12:28pm
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I made this coffin cake last weekend, based on a cake by Graceful Cake Creations, and need to figure out a better way to do the lid. I made it out of rice krispie treats formed to match the shape of the coffin, on a piece of foam board, then covered in fondant. To prop it up, I put a couple dowels into the side of the cake to support the weight, then some skewers into the lid, and put that into the cake, standing up. It was fine at first, but later, it tipped backwards and fell out (I think cause it was so close to the side of the cake.) How could I have supported it better, or should I have made the lid lighter somehow? This was a pretty big cake, 7x15", three layers. Thanks for helping!


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