Hi All smart people, I need some construction advice....
I have to make an hourglass shaped cake (something that looks like a woman's waist) big at the top, small in the middle and big at the bottom.
I know how to do the carving down, but what I need to find out is, how do I make the waist noticable without it collapsing on the top bit which is being pulled down by gravity ?
I have 8 inch cakes and I was thinking of making the middle 7inches cos I am too scared it wont hold together with 6 inches in the middle. Any advice is appreciated.
Oh, should I use plain buttercream or does this type of cake require ganache ?