The Basics of Cake Decorating
contributed by the talented
Kathryn Poduska from The Sugar Turntable
It was my friend’s first wedding cake, and after setting it up on site, everyone was pleased with how wonderful it turned out. A few hours later she got a call from a panicked bride. The cake was leaning to the point of collapse! My friend rushed over, and after a few calls realized the problem and how to fix it: dowels.
A support system is crucial for a multi-tiered cake. If you’ve ever lifted a fondant cake, you know how heavy it is. Without a support structure in place, those top tiers will squash the life out of the bottom tiers. Below is a guide for doweling your cake. (By the way, my friend was able to salvage the cake, but it took a few years off her life.)
2. Trim dowels
3. Place dowels
4. Stack tiers
I hope you have putting these tutorials into practice.
It’s addictive! Once you start, it’s hard to stop. Enjoy!