I am making a 4 tiered cake. Bottom 14" square being a dummy and then three real cakes on top 12" round, 8" square and 6" round.
If I hot glue the dummy to my cake drum and stack the real cake tiers on top and transport with a central dowel through the cakes (including the dummy), would that work?
I am reading that it would be top heavy. What's the best way to transport? Dummy separately and the three assembled layers separately and then put them together at venue? I have transported multiple 3 tiered cakes in the past.. it's just the dummy and the top heavy question.
Thank you SO much in advance for your suggestions.
I don't think it would be top heavy -- unless some of the tiers are more than six inches tall -- the central dowel I mostly only used in topsy turvey type cakes where I threaded the asymetrical cakes onto the central dowel that was already permanently implanted into the bottom board --
the 8" sq will be just about corner to corner on the 12" r just fyi
it would travel fine -- stack it any way you want but it's heavier and bulkier than you might be used to -- I delivered in corrugated cardboard boxes so it was easy to hold on to --
I don't think it would be that top heavy either, especially if you are hot gluing the dummy to the cake board. If you feel more secure using a central dowel, go for it, but I probably would not bother. Like -K8, I always use heavy cardboard boxes for delivery, with bottles of frozen ice wired in the corners.
Thank you so much!!
Adding my yes to what has been said. I have done many such arrangements with dummy tiers.... can’t remember that Exact configuration but never had a problem with a dummy & delivery.