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I haven't actually made a 2 tier cake before using fondant so I was hoping for a little bit of help. I was planning on making a chocolate cake with fondant for my sons second birthday, firstly, is chocolate cake too soft to make a 2 tier cake with? How do I sit it on top so it does not fall in? Also, what is the best way to get the fondant figures to stick if water does not stick?

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i found chocolate cakes to be very good for stacking (of course it depends on the recipe, I use either mud cake or Nigella's Devil's Food cake).  Fondant the tiers separately.  Insert 3 or 4 dowels into the bottom tier.  Apply a bit of frosting in the middle of the bottom tier and then place the top one on it.  The fondant figures will be ok to be glued with water (only a little of it though) however, cake making shops have sugar glue, which i use without fail. :)

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I haven't actually made a 2 tier cake before using fondant so I was hoping for a little bit of help. I was planning on making a chocolate cake with fondant for my sons second birthday, firstly, is chocolate cake too soft to make a 2 tier cake with? How do I sit it on top so it does not fall in? Also, what is the best way to get the fondant figures to stick if water does not stick?

The support structure you put in the cake holds up the second tier, not the cake itself. Dowels or bubble tea straws inserted not the cake. a cake board under the top tier rests on the supports to keep it from falling through.

If you're having trouble sticking heavy things on, try melted candy melts or make a sugar glue by mixing gumpaste and water or tylose powder and water.
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