Cake topper trouble….

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Hostess
22135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

Who is baking your cake? Did they have any ideas? I hope you can find a way to make this work because it sounds like such a cute and perfect idea!

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think you’ll be fine with the snowglobe and don’t need to worry about it falling through. We served cheesecake, which is super difficult to work with, and our baker managed to get a vase with roses on the cake. lol.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Can you buy a seperate little cake to put your snowglobe on?

I’ve seend lots of people put their cake topper on a seperate, smaller cake. That’s what we’re doing! (though mostly because FI insists on cupcakes and I want a cake topper SOMEWHERE!)

EVEN BETTER: get a BUNDT cake, get/build a stand that had supoprt going through the middle hole of the cake, and dust the top with confectioner’s sugar!
It will look like the snowglobe snowed on your cake!
You can set the snow globe close the the top of the cake so it looks like it’s perched on top, but don’t have to worry about your keepsake falling over!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would think that 4 dowels supporting a round platform, and the dowels reaching through to the cake platter would be enough but I would definitely discuss this with the baker.

Post # 8
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@MsMarty:  Easy!  I make cakes so this is a simple solution.  It will ultimately depend on how tall your cake is though – 1, 2, 3 tiers?  If someone is making your cake, they can add the supports for you.  The trick is to make sure you have dowels in EACH tier with a cake plate (the cardboard ones are fine) in between.  That way the cake isn’t supporting the weight, the dowels and cardboard are.  To add the snowglobe, you’d cut dowels (you can get them at Joann’s or Michael’s) to the height of the tier (or just below) and I would recommend at least 3, if not 4, for balancing the snowglobe.  Try to space them out as far as possible in a triangle shape that is just smaller than the base of the snowglobe.  The dowels will support the weight of the snowglobe and if the base of the globe touches the icing just a bit, it will actually “glue” on a bit when the icing fully dries/crusts so it will be more secure.  But still be careful!

 

Post # 9
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410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Yay! Date twin! I’m 28th too 🙂 

Id put dowel rods through the middle of the cake and make sure the main weight of the snow globe is positioned on top of it!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MsMarty:  You might consider just setting it on the cake table next to the cake. We had a standard cake topper and it still fell off our cake twice during the reception. If you want it as a keepsake, do you want to risk it falling off the cake and breaking? Maybe get a lightweight snowflake cake topper instead if you really want something on the cake instead.

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