Internal Support For Sculpted/gravity-Defying Cakes - What Do You Use?

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CakesbyCaralin Posted 16 Apr 2015 , 4:12pm
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I've just started doing more "gravity defying" and sculpted cakes, and I've been faced with the challenge of internal supports. Last time, I rigged up a "Home Depot" solution with a threaded metal dowel rod, bolts and large washers, with a "cake plate" cut from the lid of an empty tub of gumpaste.  A few drawbacks to this method: a) had to cover the metal rod with a plastic dowel/straws, since it's not food safe (though I did put it through the dishwasher first), and b), it still only allows me to go straight vertical.  

I just wondered what everyone else uses.  Has anyone used reusable supports like  Looks handy, but I imagine it would be a pain to ask for all the little bits back from your client each time, and you'd still only be able to make one at a time until you got all the bits back (or invest in several sets, which would get quite expensive...).

Would love to hear the solutions you've come up with!

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