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Hey Ladies 🙂
I’m having a winter wonderland wedding on Dec. 28 and I am going to use a snow globe as our cake topper (I know, I know, they are heavy and could make the cake fall and it would really be easier for all parties concerned if I used a fake one, but I don’t want to!) I foun. The perfect snow globe and have already purchased it. I want to have it as a forever keepsake, which is why I don’t want a fake one. (And, to quote my sister/MOH, “if Buddy the cake boss can pile all the s*doeskin a cake, why can’t you have zone little snow globe?”
The short answer is because one of Buddy’s cakes costs more than my whole wedding lol and I really just want to get my cake from Walmart lol, that beng said, any advice as to how to add extra dowels for support so my cake doesn’t collapse?
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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
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.
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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!
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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.
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@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!
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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!
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I think we are cooing to have our consultation this weekend, so I’ll take your advice to the bakery 🙂
Post # 11
Cake Update: We ordered our cake today and there is good news and bad news lol
Bad News: they can’t/won’t add extra support (We are ordering it from the bakery of a box store, so they just have a standard way they do all wedding cakes.)
Good News: We bought a small layered round cake with the same cake and icing to do a “test run” and it was totally fine and looked really cute!
So, we are going to go for it!
Post # 12
@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.