As everyone knows by now the wedding cake i'm making next year was supposed to be 3 tier with a cutting cake and a gruit cake, now she might have changed her mind, question, the top tier, could i get away with it being the fruit cake? albeit a small one, would the second tier possibly 9 or 8 inch cake (dont know yet what she wants, dont think she knows either!!) hoild a small fruit cake or not? i've only ever made a 2tier cake before.
Me neither but my understanding it will be fine as the plastic dowling will def hold on the ground level. The cake boards will distrube the weight evenly. Are you covering them, you using a larger board? I would think that you would def have to use a cake drum for a fruit though.
Bacon, the first 2 tiers will be sponge and maybe the 3rd tier a small fruit cake, again i'm not sure what she wants yet, but i'm trying find answers to all her questions before she throws them at me, and she does believe me, thurs i have to make 3 different flavours of cakes for her, which i guess is only fair as she has no idea what my cakes are like.
emblosion, i know what you mean and i wouldnt normally do it, but i thought maybe if it was just a small one, 6inch,possibly i could get away with it. But untill she gets her act together i have no idea yet, maybe she's waiting til i give her my samples on the weekend to decide if she wants me to even do it, must be honest, would be quite happy if she didnt!
I regularly put fruit on the top tier of wedding cakes. As long as you dowel it properly it will be fine as it will be the dowel that supports the weight, not the cake. And by that I mean position the dowelling in the same position in each tier.
I actually use proper 1" builders type dowelling for wedding cakes - gives much more stability than the cheapie plastic ones.