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Sagging ganached cake

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

My tier cakes bottom tier especially starts sagging once the other tiers are added, although I ganache my cakes, I use white chocolate ganache, one part heavy cream to three parts white chocolate still, maybe I should use the upside down technique to stop sagging, what must I do, I have tier cake due tomorrow :S 

post #2 of 15

Do you use dowels/straws/SPS?

post #3 of 15
What support system are you using?
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post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 

I use wooden skewers.

post #5 of 15

not enough support

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post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 

What must I do then, we don't find anything else here :S

post #7 of 15

You can use drinking straws.

post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 

Ok but here we get those thin ones, are they ok?

post #9 of 15
Probably not but they'd be better than the skewers. There are no standard dowels or fat straws where you live? You can probably order bubble tea straws or fat straws off ebay.

This is the first hit I got from Google for a seller in Pakistan (?) http://magiclamp.pk/productView.php?ASIN=B005ZA0X66&cat1=1063498&cat2=&cat3=&cat4=&cat5=
Did you try to find dowels etc using google?

This ebay seller also came up on a google search and ships worldwide: http://www.ebay.com/itm/35-LARGE-EXTRA-LONG-WIDE-BOBA-BUBBLE-TEA-TAPIOCA-STRAWS-9-X-1-2-NEW-/150841568899

I doubt the ganache is your problem. Ganache isn't going to take the place of solid internal supports and it isn't magically going to support the weight of other tiers.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 

OMG thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo girl! Look what I did, I got heavy duty sticking glue and glued the wooden skewer to the board, now I will add drinking straws inside each tier and stack, this link that you have posted is definitely gonna work. I'll order some right away.

 

Thank you soooo much, will send the final shot and let you know.

You Rock! :D :D :D

 

 

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post #11 of 15
You're welcome. Glad I could help. I've seen cakes stacked the way you have that set-up. Looks like you're on your way to saving your cakes icon_biggrin.gif Just remember to poke a hole big enough for the dowel at the bottom-center of each cake board that will be holding each tier of cake. Also, you want the center dowel to be shorter than the height if your finished stacked tiers so it's not poking out the top-center. Just little things to remember... which I'm sure you're already aware of. Good luck.
post #12 of 15

Make sure you cut off the bendy part of the straw - don't use that as part of your support.

post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand *drum rolls

 

It was a SUCCESS! 

 

The cake was not PERFECT, but there was NO SAGGING, yay. All thank to you AWESOME people! Love you ALLA especially vgcea, is that your real name :)

 

Here's the final look! :D :D :D :D :D 

 

 

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Mcaulir thank you for the tip but I already that included a few :) hehe 

 

I'm gonna be your follower forever and ever!

Thank you soooo much!

You guys are my life saver,

<3 you all.

post #14 of 15
LOL. Congratulations. Nope Vgcea is not my real name. It's the acronym for my business name.icon_biggrin.gif
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 

So what's your real name icon_cool.gificon_biggrin.gif

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