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How do I make sure this cake is stable?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I'm making the cake in the photo below but i'm worried about it being stable and me transporting it. I saw another lady who has made it online and hers fell over!!

 

The recipe said to push straws through the cake but I'm not keen on this idea as the cakes for a child. Any thoughts?

 

 

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dPpBIKFx-7Q/TWzfc_0xGsI/AAAAAAAAAQw/z4GUssUDNdg/s1600/motocross-mountain-climb-cake-recipe-photo-420-FF0310CAKEA06.jpg

post #2 of 9

You'd support it the same as any tiered cake using a support system for every 4" of cake height.  Since the weight isn't evenly distributed, a central dowel would help during transport.

post #3 of 9
It's hard to tell from the photo exactly how tall the cake is. Can you tell us the pans/measurements?

Straws are often used along with cake boards to support cakes. The cake is disassembled before cutting & shouldn't pose a risk to children.

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

Apologise this is the first tiered cake i've made. I think I was a bit naive thinking it would stand up alone!!!

 

The pans I've used are all 7". The height of each cake is between 2-2.5" so the total height of the cake would be about 11" when stacked I think.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #5 of 9

You would also need to use a cake board or some platform after 4-5" to give the support you need, not just sticking dowels through the whole thing.
 

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice, turned out ok :)

post #7 of 9

Wow! carving on your first tiered cake. You did a good (& braveicon_biggrin.gif) job.

"'Tis an ill cook who cannot lick his own fingers."

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"'Tis an ill cook who cannot lick his own fingers."

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post #8 of 9

I like that!!  It turned out great!

post #9 of 9

Thanks for the picture.  I would say you had success!  It looks good.

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