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post #1 of 3
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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 ?

post #2 of 3

It'll work with a 6" waist. Be sure to put cardboard boards every 2 layers of cake, for support, and make sure to dowel the tiers! Good luck!

post #3 of 3
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Hi Shirley...

 

Thanks for your response.  Last night was a challenge but I got through it with the grace of God !

 

I narrowed it down to 6.5 inches but it started to become one big round bit at the bottom instead of that lovely defined hourglass shape.

 

 

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